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Clearing the backlog caused by the pandemic

Inquiry

The Committee has launched a new inquiry to quantify the level of pent-up demand for key healthcare services; and to consider whether fundamental changes to the organisation and delivery of NHS services will be required to manage the backlog of cases caused by the pandemic.

MPs will examine levels of funding, capacity, organisation and leadership for addressing the current backlog for non-covid health services, and concerns that these issues are likely to continue in the longer-term. There will be a focus on elective surgery, emergency care, General Practice, mental health, and long-covid.

Read the call for evidence for more detail about the inquiry

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 3 September 2021.

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Past events

Tuesday 2 November 2021
10:45am Private
11:00am Public
Clearing the backlog caused by the pandemic - Oral evidence 2 November 2021
11:00am
  • Rt Hon Sajid Javid (Secretary of State at Department of Health and Social Care)
Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 19 October 2021
9:00am Private
9:45am Public
Clearing the backlog caused by the pandemic - Oral evidence 19 October 2021
9:45am
  • Ben Zaranko (Research Economist at Institute for Fiscal Studies)
  • Siva Anandaciva (Chief Analyst at The King's Fund)
  • Sarah Lambrechts, Expert by experience
10:15am
  • Amanda Pritchard (Chief Executive at NHS England)
  • Professor Stephen Powis (National Medical Director at NHS England)
Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 21 September 2021
9:00am Private
9:30am Public
Clearing the backlog caused by the pandemic - Oral evidence 21 September 2021
9:30am
  • Helen Lunt Davies, Expert by experience
  • Lere Fisher, Expert by experience
10:00am
  • Dr Adrian James (President at The Royal College of Psychiatrists)
  • Professor Martin Marshall CBE (Chair at Royal College of General Practitioners)
  • Ondine Sherwood (Co-Founder at LongCovidSOS)
  • Dr Melissa Heightman (Clinical lead, Post-COVID assessment service at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 7 September 2021
9:00am Private
9:30am Public
Clearing the backlog caused by the pandemic - Oral evidence 7 September 2021
9:30am
  • James Wilkinson, expert by experience
  • Shirley Cochrane, expert by experience
10:00am
  • Professor Neil Mortensen (President at Royal College of Surgeons of England)
  • Dr Andrew Goddard (President at Royal College of Physicians)
  • Dr Katherine Henderson (President at Royal College of Emergency Medicine)
  • Anita Charlesworth (Director at Research and REAL Centre, the Health Foundation)
Room 8, Palace of Westminster

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