As a member of the Commons Health Select Committee, I work on inquiries into a wide range of health issues and scrutinise the Government’s policies on health and social care.
The committee collects evidence from health experts, regulators and service users. We report our findings back to the public and to the House of Commons with recommendations on how the Government can improve health and social care services.
I have worked on a wide range of issues with the committee. In addition to undertaking reviews into social care, public health and public expenditure the committee also looks at specific issues. In recent years this has included reviewing the regulation of cosmetic surgery after the PIP breast implant scandal and an inquiry into the management of long term health conditions.
Currently, the Health Select Committee is undertaking a number of inquiries. These include a much needed review of child and adolescent mental health services, an examination of how patient data is handled in the NHS and consideration of the Integrated Care Pioneers programme.
The Health Select Committee normally meets each Tuesday when Parliament is in session. Most of these meetings are open for the public to attend. If you wish to attend a select committee evidence session, you can find out more information here.
You can find out more about the Health Select Committee and our recent work here.
To find out about submitting evidence to an inquiry follow the link here.