Government officials give evidence on NHS sustainability
12 July 2016
On Tuesday 12 July, the newly appointed Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS hears from senior officials from the Department of Health and the Department for Communities and Local Government at its first evidence session.
- Parliament TV: Long-term Sustainability of the NHS
- Select Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS
Tuesday 12 July, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster
- Andrew Baigent, Director of Finance, Department of Health
- Dr Edward Scully, Deputy Director, Integrated Care, Department of Health
- Gavin Larner, Director of Workforce, Department of Health
- Tim Donohoe, Director, Informatics Delivery Management, Department of Health
- Mark Davies, Director, Health and Wellbeing, Department of Health
- Graham Duncan, Deputy Director for Care and Reform, Department for Communities and Local Government
The session covers a broad range of topics with questions including:
- what long-term thinking is taking place within Government about the sustainability of the NHS over the next 15-20 years?
- to what extent is the current healthcare funding envelope realistic?
- what analysis has the Government done on different pricing structures and financial systems to help determine where money might be best spent?
- what is the Government's workforce planning for the next 15-20 years?
- what are the practical changes required to provide the population with an integrated National Health and Care Service?
- to what extent is digitisation of data and services happening?
- what long-term strategy do you have for public health and prevention?