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Lockdown lessons - Peers quiz health, local government and children's services leaders

8 June 2020

The Public Services Committee will hear from health, local government and children's services experts  in its second public evidence session.

The committee, set up to examine the transformation of public services to ensure that they are fit for the 21st century, is looking into what the COVID-19 experience can tell us about the future role, priorities and shape of public services.


Wednesday 10 June 2020, virtual meeting

At 3.00pm

  • Sarah Pickup, Deputy Chief Executive Local Government Association
  • Saffron Cordery, Deputy Chief Executive, NHS Providers
  • Kate Terroni, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission (CQC)

At 3.55pm.

  • Anne Longfield OBE, Children's Commissioner, Children's Commissioner for England
  • Amanda Spielman, Chief Inspector, Ofsted
  • Claire Murdoch, National Director for Mental Health Services, NHS England

Possible questions:

  • What have been the main areas of public service success and failure during the Covid-19 outbreak?
  • How have areas where health and care services were well integrated before the crisis met people' needs during lockdown?
  • Does the experience of coronavirus call for new ways of working in health and social care delivery?
  • What lessons on the role of the voluntary sector should health and care commissioners take from the crisis?
  • How effective have public services been in meeting the needs of vulnerable children during lockdown?
  • How can central and local government, commissioners and regulators encourage better collaboration between services going forward?
  • How should services support vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the months and years ahead?
  • Should prevention be a priority in the reform of children's services

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