Members of the Lords, including a former Secretary of State for Health, the chairman of the Lords Select Committee on NHS Sustainability and the President of the UK Health Forum, will debate the impact of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 on the current performance of the National Health Service and its future sustainability, in the House of Lords on Thursday 8 September.
- Watch the debate on Parliament TV
- Read the transcript in Lords Hansard from three hours after the debate
- List of speakers (external website)
- Lords Library note: Health and Social Care Act 2012: Performance and Sustainability of the NHS
This is a general debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government’s attention to concerns.
Members expected to take part include:
- Lord Lansley (Conservative), former Secretary of State for Health
- Lord Patel (Crossbench), obstetrician and chairman of the Lords Long-term Sustainability of the NHS Committee
- Lord Rea (Labour), President of the UK Health Forum and former GP
- Baroness Walmsley (Liberal Democrat), principal health spokesperson for the Lords Liberal Democrats
Lord Prior of Brampton (Conservative), Parliamentary Under-Secretary for NHS Productivity, will respond on behalf of the government.