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What are the public attitudes towards NHS funding and innovation?

25 October 2016

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The Long-term Sustainability of the NHS Committee takes evidence from a range of witnesses including The Rt Hon Frank Field MP, The Right Hon Steve Webb and The Rt Hon Lord Willetts on public attitudes to funding the NHS and innovative funding models for delivering health care.

Witnesses

Tuesday 25 October, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • The Rt Hon Frank Field MP, Chair, Work and Pensions Select Committee
  • Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI
  • Emma Norris, Programme Director, Institute for Government

At 11.45am

  • The Rt Hon Lord Willetts. Chair, Resolution Foundation
  • The Rt Hon Steve Webb, Director of Policy, Royal London
  • James Lloyd, Associate Fellow, The Strategic Society Centre
  • Tom Kibasi, Director, Institute for Public Policy Research

Possible questions

In the first session, questions will likely be:

  • What are the public attitudes to the NHS and how these might have shifted over time?
  • How far public support for increased NHS funding is matched by a willingness pay for that funding and which method of raising additional funding (increased direct taxation, dedicated National Insurance increases etc.) might be the most popular?
  • How can the Government engage the public more effectively in decision making on future changes to health and social care funding?

In the second session the Committee asks witnesses:

  • What are the options for innovation in the way health and social care is funded?
  • What lessons that can be learnt from the recent pension reforms?
  • How can intergenerational fairness in health and social care funding be achieved?

Further information

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