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MPs to hear evidence on strains of providing NHS and care services in pandemic

7 May 2020

The second hearing of the Health and Social Care Committee's inquiry Delivering core NHS and care services during the pandemic and beyond will focus on services that are under increasing strain as a result of the pandemic.


Thursday 14 May - Session will have remote participation by witnesses and Committee members

At 2.30pm

  • Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers
  • Richard Murray, Chief Executive, The King's Fund
  • Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive, Nuffield Trust
  • Jennifer Dixon, Chief Executive, Health Foundation

Purpose of the session

MPs will hear frontline experience from NHS Providers and independent analysis from think tanks in a session that will consider common themes arising around the pressures of providing services in a range of areas such as testing and PPE, services for vulnerable groups, how patient concerns are managed and the working of community services.

The inquiry

The inquiry is considering the current situation and what support the NHS and care sectors will require from Government to meet the anticipated pent-up demand for services beyond the pandemic's peak and will identify strategic challenges posed by the crisis for NHS managers.

Related inquiry: Management of the coronavirus outbreak

Further information

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