APPG launches call for evidence on NHS infrastructure needs

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The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Healthcare Infrastructure has launched a public call for evidence to inform its work on assessing what the short, medium and long-term needs for NHS infrastructure are for patients, clinicians and the wider public. 

Submissions must be received by Friday, June 17 and views are sought from any interested stakeholder on the following areas:

• NHS estates and facilities

• Equipment used by the NHS

• Physical elements required to enable digital care.

The APPG is also holding two evidence sessions. The first of these has already been held and can be viewed on YouTube. The second, to be held on Tuesday, June 14, will hear from former Secretary of State for Health and now Mayor of Greater Manchester, the Rt Hon Andy Burnham, former Health Secretary Rt Hon Stephen Durrell, UCL academic Professor Grant Mills, Policy Exchange’s Robert Ede and Fulcrum Infrastructure Group CEO Sarah Beaumont-Smith. Anyone interested in attending this session as an observer should contact: [email protected].

The submissions received through the call for evidence and the expert insight offered through these two evidence sessions will be compiled as recommendations to Government and NHS leaders, and published in a report that will be launched in Parliament by the Minister for Health, Edward Argar MP on Tuesday, July 12.

Commenting on the progress of the inquiry and the upcoming second evidence session, the APPG’s Chair and MP for Bolton West, Chris Green MP, says: “I urge anyone with something to say on the future of health infrastructure and how it can meet our post-pandemic needs to respond to our call for evidence.”

More information on the scope of the inquiry, key themes for evidence and the type – and detail – of response the APPG is seeking is available here



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