75th anniversary of NHS and waiting times on the agenda in the Lords
1 December 2023
Members of the House of Lords discussed the 75th anniversary of the National Health Service and its performance in waiting times in a debate on Thursday 30 November.
The topic was put forward by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath (Labour), a member of the General Medical Council.
During debates, members put their experience to good use to explore current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.
Members speaking in the debate included:
- Baroness Finlay of Llandaff (Crossbench), doctor and chair of the Palliative Care Strategy Implementation Board for Wales
- Baroness Pitkeathley (Labour), chair of the Lords Integration of Primary and Community Care Committee.
- Baroness Tyler of Enfield (Liberal Democrat), former non-executive director at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.
Lord Markham (Conservative), Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care, responded on behalf of the government.
Watch and read the debate
Find out more about the issues to be discussed in the House of Lords Library briefing.