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Lords debates Assisted Dying Bill at second reading
The House of Lords debates the purpose and key areas of a private member's bill to make assisted dying legal in England and Wales
19 October 2021
Lords debates social care
Members debate the challenges following the pandemic, the effects of the Health and Social Care Levy and and the government's social care plans. Catch up
15 October 2021
Coronavirus: lessons learned to date report published
Covid vaccine programme “one of most effective initiatives in UK history” but delay to first lockdown a “serious error” that should have been challenged.
12 October 2021
Lords considers new regulations and raises concerns
Members debate regulations relating to COVID-19 tests and the mandatory vaccination of care home staff, voting to 'regret' the lack of operational guidance and impact assessment. Catch up
22 July 2021
Lords debates private members’ bills
Members discuss elderly social care, organ tourism and environment education. Catch up
19 July 2021
MPs question Minister on delayed NHS patient data-sharing scheme
The Health and Social Care Committee questions Health Minister, Lord Bethell
15 July 2021
Lords debates UK social care
Members discuss UK social care provision and the role of carers. Find out more
25 June 2021
Teachers and doctors must be equipped for the digital world
The COVID-19 Committee has written to the Secretaries of State for Health and Education about the lack of IT equipment and training for GPs and teachers.
18 June 2021
Overhaul needed to tackle NHS and social care workforce burnout emergency
Health and Social Care Committee publishes report on workforce burnout and resilience in the NHS and social care
08 June 2021
Four short debates in the Lords
Climate change targets, ethnicity and child poverty, neurological services and perpetrators of genocide are in the Lords spotlight. Find out more about Thursday debates in May
28 May 2021
Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 27 April 2021
The Committee has considered all e-petitions which had, before 22 April 2021, had reached over 10,000 signatures and received a Government response, e-petitions that had received a revised response, and public petitions. The Committee also considered a number of e-petitions with over 100,000 signatures that were awaiting debate.
17 May 2021
Four short debates in the Lords
Members discuss Body Mass Index, alcohol harm, COVID-19-related evictions and biodiversity emergency
23 April 2021
Lords debates Coronavirus Act powers one year on
Members debate the government's one-year report on the Coronavirus Act 2020 powers. Find out more
26 March 2021
Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 9 February 2021
The Committee has considered e-petitions which has reached over 10,000 signatures and a Government response, petitions with over 100,000 signatures, and petitions that were relevant to scheduled debates.
23 February 2021
Applications open: Maternity Adviser, Expert Panel
The Health and Social Care Committee is looking for experts in maternity services—closing date Friday 18 December.
04 December 2020