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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.


Tuesday 12 July, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 10.05am

  • 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

Possible questions

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?

Further information

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