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MPs to examine impact of NHS backlog on general practice

27 June 2022

How general practice interacts with the wider health and care system will be examined in the fourth session of the inquiry into the future of general practice. Evidence from GPs has pointed to increased patient demand as a result of the NHS backlog, with deteriorating health conditions requiring more complex pain management or greater mental health support. Issues arising from how general practice works with A&E, hospitals and social care will be explored.

The recommendations of an NHS commissioned report which called for the creation of integrated neighbourhood teams and single integrated urgent care pathways are also likely to be examined.

MPs will also hear the first-hand experience of working in social care with evidence from a care worker to the inquiry on Workforce: recruitment, training and retention.


Tuesday 28 June in Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster

Panel 1 - 11.05am

Workforce recruitment, training and retention in health and social care:

  • Chevonne Baker, care worker, Right at Home UK, at-home care provider

Future of General Practice, from approx. 11.20am

  • Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation
  • Saffron Cordery, Interim Chief Executive, NHS Providers
  • Sarah Sweeney, Head of Policy, National Voices

Panel 2 - from approx. 12.00 noon

  • Dr Claire Fuller, GP, Chief Executive-designate, Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System
  • Dr Hugh Porter, GP, Clinical Director, Nottingham City Integrated Care Partnership

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