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Rescheduled: MPs take evidence on protection offered to doctors against coronavirus

25 March 2020

Please note there is no access to Parliament

  • Thursday 26 March evidence session replaces Tuesday 24 March postponed session
  • Session will have remote participation by witnesses and Committee members
  • Session will not be available to view live
  • Recording will be available to view on Parliament Live TV channel
  • @CommonsHealth will advise on social media when recording is being made available

Doctors and the British Medical Association will give evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee about the current levels of protection against coronavirus being offered and made available to staff. MPs will also hear from Public Health England and other experts in the field about the current levels of testing available in the UK and the government's strategy on testing and contact tracing.

On the second panel, the Committee will hear from those involved in the social care sector on current preparedness for the epidemic in care homes and care services. MPs will consider measures being taken, and required, to ensure the safety, capacity and effectiveness of staff during this period.


Panel One: 

  • Professor Yvonne Doyle, Medical Director, Public Health England 
  • Dr Chaand Nagpaul, Chair, British Medical Association 
  • Dr Katherine Henderson, President, Royal College of Emergency Medicine 
  • Dr Paul Tanto, Registrar in Emergency Medicine, Northwick Park Hospital   

 Panel Two: 

  • James Bullion, Vice-President, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services 
  • Sarah Pickup, Deputy Chief Executive, Local Government Association  
  • Professor Martin Green OBE, CEO Care England  
  • Emily Holzhausen OBE, representing the Care and Support Alliance 

Further information

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