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Health Secretary and opposition parties discuss challenges facing the NHS

7 December 2016

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In its penultimate day of evidence, the Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS Committee hears from the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Simon Stevens, Dr Sarah Wollaston MP and others.


Tuesday 13 December, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 10.05am

  • Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, NHS England

At 11.30am

  • Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chair, House of Commons Health Select Committee

At 3.00pm

  • Jon Ashworth MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Labour
  • Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Spokesperson for Health, Liberal Democrats
  • Dr Philippa Whitford MP, Shadow Westminster Group Leader (Health), SNP

At 4.00pm

  • Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health, UK Government

Areas of discussion

Themes for the sessions will include a perceived lack of long-term planning for health and social care services over the next 10-15 years, possible alternative funding models and challenges of ensuring the NHS has the appropriate number of well trained staff to meet future health and social care needs.

Further information

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