• Debate Pack

    Cancer Strategy one year on

    On Thursday 8 December MPs will take part in a general debate in the House of Commons Chamber on Cancer Strategy one year on. This House of Commons Library briefing provides a background summary, statistics and press and parliamentary coverage of the issues..

  • Research Briefing

    The financial sustainability of the NHS in England

    This House of Commons Library briefing provides background on the current funding settlement for the NHS in England, the financial and operational performance of the health service, and measures being taken to ensure its future sustainability, including Sustainability of Transformation Plans. The briefing also provides background on the Department of Health’s Annual Report and Accounts for 2015/16 and ongoing Select Committee scrutiny of NHS funding.

  • Debate Pack

    Community pharmacies

    On 20 October 2016, the Government announced a new funding settlement for contractors providing NHS pharmaceutical services under the community pharmacy contractual framework. Compared to 2015/16 levels, the funding settlement includes a reduction of 4% in 2016/17 and a further 3.4% in 2017/18. This briefing includes constituency data on pharmacies, including a list of those expected to be eligible for the Pharmacy Access Scheme. There will be an Opposition Day debate on community pharmacies on Wednesday 2 November 2016 in the Commons chamber.

  • Debate Pack

    Healthcare provision in Devon

    MPs will debate healthcare provision in Devon in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 18 October 2016 from 2.30 to 4.00 pm. The Rt Hon Sir Hugo Swire MP will lead the debate . This House of Commons Library debate pack provides some background information and relevant press and parliamentary coverage.

  • Research Briefing

    Junior doctor contracts in England

    This Commons Library briefing provides background information on the introduction of a new contract for doctors in training (junior doctors) in England, including a summary of the proposed changes, and background on negotiations between NHS Employers and the BMA.

  • Debate Pack

    NHS sustainability and transformation plans

    There will be an Opposition Day Debate on NHS sustainability and transformation plans on Wednesday 14 September 2016. This House of Commons Library page provides a summary of the issues and links to Parliamentary and press coverage.

  • Debate Pack

    Access and waiting time standards for early intervention in psychosis

    MPs will debate access and waiting time standards for early intervention in psychosis in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 7 September 2016 at 9.30am. The debate will be led by Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP. This House of Commons Library briefing provides background, recent press articles, Parliamentary material and links to further reading.

  • Debate Pack

    Blood cancers and the Cancer Drugs Fund

    MPs will debate blood cancers and the Cancer Drugs Fund on Thursday 7 July from 1.30 to 4.30 pm in Westminster Hall . This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a representation from Jim Shannon MP. This House of Commons Library briefing provides a summary of the issues and media and parliamentary coverage.

  • Debate Pack

    NHS England’s Action Plan on Hearing Loss and the adult hearing service commissioning framework

    On Thursday 30 June MPs will take part in a Westminster Hall debate on NHS England's Action Plan on Hearing Loss and the adult hearing service commissioning framework. This debate will be opened by Jim Fitzpatrick MP. This House of Commons Library debate pack includes recent press articles, Parliamentary material and links to further reading on audiology services.