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Management of the Coronavirus Outbreak

Inquiry

The inquiry is considering the management of the coronavirus epidemic by the Government and its agencies. MPs are looking at measures to safeguard public health, options for containing the virus and how well the NHS is dealing with the outbreak.

Preparations of community services, the likely impact on routine NHS services and risks to patients and staff are also being examined.

On the 22nd April 2020, the Committee launched a separate inquiry which is investigating the delivery of core NHS and care services during the pandemic and beyond. For more information, and details on submitting written evidence please visit the inquiry’s webpage.

 

Among witnesses who have given evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee inquiry are:

Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England (5th March 2020)

Sir Patrick Vallance, Government Chief Scientific Adviser (17th March 2020)

Sir Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England and Improvement (17th March 2020)

Professor Yvonne Doyle, Medical Director, Public Health England (26th March 2020)

James Bullion, Vice-President, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (26th March 2020)

Dame Donna Kinnair, Chief Executive and General Secretary, Royal College of Nursing (17th April 2020)

Professor Anthony Costello, Professor of Global Health andSustainable Development, UCL (17th April 2020)

Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (17th April 2020)

 

Work news

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Chief Medical Officer recalled by Health and Social Care Committee on handling of the pandemic
Health and Social Care Committee hears from Professor Chris Whitty, and experts who have publicly voiced concerns about the management of the pandemic
16 July 2020
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Figures confirming discharges of hospital patients into care homes
Jereny Hunt comments on new NAO report
12 June 2020
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MPs to take evidence on Covid-19 ‘test and trace' strategy
MPs to take evidence on Covid-19 ‘test and trace' strategy
29 May 2020
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MPs to take evidence on managing coronavirus in social care
MPs to get lessons from abroad in management of coronavirus outbreak in social care
15 May 2020
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Government Chief Scientific Adviser questioned on progress towards easing lockdown
Health and Social Care Committee hears from the Chief Scientific Adviser and Deputy Chief Medical Officer
1 May 2020
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MPs to question Secretary of State
MPs call in Secretary of State Matt Hancock on management of the coronavirus outbreak
9 April 2020
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Rescheduled: MPs take evidence on protection offered to doctors against coronavirus
MPs to hear evidence on protection offered to doctors against coronavirus
25 March 2020
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UK's plans to cope with a potential coronavirus epidemic examined
Health and Social Care Committee questions Government's Chief Scientific Adviser and NHS representatives
13 March 2020
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UK's plans to tackle possible coronavirus pandemic examined
Health and Social Care Committee questions Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty
3 March 2020
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