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Management of the Coronavirus Outbreak


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)


Reports, special reports and government responses

No reports or special reports published.

Oral evidence transcripts

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21 July 2020
Inquiry Management of the Coronavirus Outbreak
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3 June 2020
Inquiry Management of the Coronavirus Outbreak
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19 May 2020
Inquiry Management of the Coronavirus Outbreak
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Dr JR Ponsford (COR0008)
Nursing and Midwifery Council (COR0006)
The Royal College of Pathologists (COR0005)

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