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13 December 2023 - Work of the Department 2023-24 - Oral evidence

Committee Health and Social Care Committee
Inquiry Work of the Department 2023-24

Wednesday 13 December 2023

Start times: 3:30pm (private) 4:00pm (public)

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Secretary of State Victoria Atkins to face MPs’ questions on care workers

The Secretary of State faces questions on the impact of changes to the visa scheme for overseas care workers in her first appearance before the committee which will examine a range of challenges ahead for the NHS and Social Care.

Also on the agenda, how the reallocation of funding to cover the costs of industrial action in the NHS is likely to affect waiting lists, with a backlog of more than 7 million. Wider areas expected to be covered include government funding for the implementation of the NHS Long Term workforce plan, and increasing ambulance and A&E waiting times.

Meeting details

At 4:00pm: Oral evidence
Work Work of the Department 2023-24 (Non-inquiry session)
Secretary of State at Department of Health and Social Care
Permanent Secretary at Department of Health and Social Care

The committee is also expected to focus on cancer waiting times, with further questions relating to its inquires on preventing ill-health and NHS dental services which the committee found to be in need of fundamental reform.


Room 5, Palace of Westminster

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