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Delivering Core NHS and Care Services during the Pandemic and Beyond

Delivering core NHS and care services during the pandemic and beyond 

The inquiry will cover, but not be limited to, the following issues: 

  • How to achieve an appropriate balance between coronavirus and ‘ordinary’ health and care demand  
  • Meeting the wave of pent-up demand for health and care services that have been delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak 
  • Meeting extra demand for mental health services as a result of the societal and economic impacts of lockdown 
  • Meeting the needs of rapidly discharged hospital patients with a higher level of complexity 
  • Providing healthcare to vulnerable groups who are shielding 
  • Supporting mass testing and vaccination once they become available. 
  • How to ensure that positive changes that have taken place in health and social care as a result of the pandemic are not lost as services normalise. 

Our first session, which will be held on Friday 1 May, will focus on three areas: 

  • Cancer services 
  • Maternity services 
  • Mental health services, including dementia. 

The Committee held its last oral evidence session in connection with this inquiry on Tuesday 30 June 2020. The Committee will therefore not be accepting any further written evidence submissions to this inquiry. If you have any queries or would like to bring particular information, which relates to this inquiry, to the Committee’s attention then please email

This call for written evidence has now closed.

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