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Management of the Coronavirus Outbreak


The inquiry will consider the preparedness of the UK to deal with a potential coronavirus epidemic. MPs will focus on measures to safeguard public health, options for containing the virus and how well prepared the NHS is to deal with a major outbreak.

Preparations of community services, the likely impact on routine NHS services and risks to patients and staff will also be examined


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)


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