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Health and Social Care Committee

Commons Select Committee

Welcome to the cross-party Health and Social Care Committee. It is our responsibility to scrutinise the work of the Department of Health and Social Care and its associated public bodies. We examine government policy, spending and administration on behalf of the electorate and the House of Commons. The Committee Chair is the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP. You can follow the Committee on Twitter @CommonsHealth

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MPs question new head of NHS England on tackling backlog
Health and Social Care Committee questions Amanda Pritchard
19 October 2021
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Coronavirus: lessons learned to date report published
Covid vaccine programme “one of most effective initiatives in UK history” but delay to first lockdown a “serious error” that should have been challenged.
12 October 2021
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MPs to investigate NHS backlog’s impact on mental health, general practice and long covid care
Committee to hear from leaders in general practice, mental health, and long covid services
20 September 2021
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Patients whose medical treatment was delayed as a result of pandemic to give evidence to MPs
MPs will hear from patients whose access to treatment was delayed as a result of the pandemic
3 September 2021
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Health and Social Care Committee’s Expert Panel to evaluate Government’s pledges on mental health
The Health and Social Care Committee's Expert Panel to evaluate the Government’s progress against its pledges to improve mental health services in England.
4 August 2021
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MPs seek evidence on clearing NHS backlog caused by pandemic
Committee launch new inquiry on clearing the NHS backlog caused by the pandemic
21 July 2021
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MPs question Minister on delayed NHS patient data-sharing scheme
The Health and Social Care Committee questions Health Minister, Lord Bethell
15 July 2021
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MPs call for ban on admission to long-term institutional care for autistic people and individuals with learning disabilities
Committee publishes report on The treatment of autistic people and people with learning disabilities
13 July 2021
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MPs seek evidence on why England lags behind in cancer survival
Health and Social Care Committee launch inquiry on cancer services
8 July 2021
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Chair comment on publication of Health and Care Bill
Health and Social Care Committee Jeremy Hunt issues statement
7 July 2021
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‘Blame culture’ in maternity safety failures prevents lessons being learnt, says Committee
Health and Social Care Committee publishes report on Safety of Maternity Services in England
6 July 2021
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Health Minister questioned amidst rising demand for children’s mental health support
MPs question Health Minister Nadine Dorries on key issues raised during the mental health inquiry
18 June 2021
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Health and Social Care Committee approves appointment of Professor Susan Jebb as Chair of the Food Standards Agency
MPs endorse the appointment of Professor Susan Jebb as Chair of the Food Standards Agency.
11 June 2021
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Overhaul needed to tackle NHS and social care workforce burnout emergency
Health and Social Care Committee publishes report on workforce burnout and resilience in the NHS and social care
8 June 2021
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Health Secretary to answer questions from MPs on the Government’s handling of the pandemic
Matt Hancock MP to give evidence on the Government's handling of the covid-19 pandemic
7 June 2021
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MPs hold hearing to scrutinise the Government’s preferred candidate for the Chair of the Food Standards Agency
Committee to hold a pre-appointment hearing for the Government’s preferred candidate for the role of the Chair of the Food Standards Agency, Professor Susan Jebb
7 June 2021
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Health Secretary answers questions on the Government’s handling of the pandemic
Matt Hancock MP answers questions from MPs on the Government's handling of the covid-19 pandemic
4 June 2021
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Statement: Joint Inquiry, Coronavirus: Lessons Learnt
Statement by Joint Inquiry Chairs Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP and Rt Hon Greg Clark MP following evidence session with Dominic Cummings
26 May 2021
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Youth suicide and self-harm rates to be examined by MPs
Health and Social Care Committee takes evidence on children and young people's mental health & Supporting those with dementia and their carers
21 May 2021
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MPs question Dominic Cummings on Government decision-making over pandemic
The Prime Minister’s former Chief Adviser Dominic Cummings faces questions on decisions taken, during his time working in Government
19 May 2021
Total results 254 (page 1 of 13)