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Lords debates primary and community care

7 September 2022

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On Thursday 8 September, members of the House of Lords debated the role of primary and community care in improving patient outcomes, and the need for reform.


Lord Patel (Crossbench), former President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, put forward the debate.

This was a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.

Members speaking   

Members speaking in the debate included:

  • Baroness Brinton (Liberal Democrat), former member of the House of Lords Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee
  • Lord Bethell (Conservative), former health minister
  • Lord Kakkar (Crossbench), Professor of Surgery, University College London
  • Baroness Pitkeathley (Labour), Vice President of Carers UK

Lord Kamall (Conservative), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care), responded on behalf of the government. 

Get involved   

Watch and read the debate  

Find out more about the issues discussed on Parliament TV or read the Lords Hansard transcript.

Explore background information    

Find out more about the issues the debate covers in the House of Lords Library briefing.  

Learn more about how the House of Lords checks and challenges government.

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