• Research Briefing

    NHS Wales Statistics

    How does the NHS perform in Wales? Key statistics and trends on hospital attendance and waiting lists, accident and emergency waiting times, ambulance quality, waiting times for diagnostic tests, cancer waiting times, staff numbers, delayed transfers of care, bed occupancy and expenditure.

  • Debate Pack

    Community pharmacies

    This Commons Library debate pack has been prepared for the Westminster Hall debate on community pharmacies on Tuesday 23 February 2016. The debate has been tabled by Derek Thomas MP.

  • Debate Pack

    The NHS and a social care commission

    There will be a Backbench Business debate on "The NHS and a social care commission" on Thursday 28 January 2016. This Library debate pack provides a background summary and related parliamentary coverage and reports. The debate was initiated by Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP.

  • Research Briefing

    NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc.) Bill

    This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides information on the NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc.) Bill (Bill 11 2015-16).The Bill aims to reduce the Department of Health’s involvement in NHS charities (charities linked to NHS bodies). Specifically it makes provision for the removal of the Secretary of State’s long-standing powers to appoint trustees. The Bill also contains provisions to ensure that a new independent Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity can receive royalties in relation to performances or publications of the play Peter Pan (JM Barrie gave the hospital rights to the royalties in 1929).

  • Debate Pack

    Hand hygiene in the NHS

    On Wednesday 13 January there will be a debate in Westminster Hall on the motion, That this House has considered hand hygiene in the NHS. Nigel Mills will open the debate. This page provides relevant background material including statistics, press articles and releases and parliamentary questions.

  • Debate Pack

    Mental health

    There is an Opposition Day Debate on Mental Health on Wednesday 9 December 2015. This Library page provides an overview of funding for mental health and further reading.

  • Debate Pack

    World Prematurity Day

    MPs will debate World Prematurity Day in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 24 November at 9.30 am . The debate will be opened by Chris Heaton-Harris. This Library debate pack contains background to the debate, including statistics, press and parliamentary coverage.

  • Debate Pack

    A New Cancer Strategy

    A debate on a motion relating to a new cancer strategy has been scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a bid from John Baron, Jo Churchill and David Tredinnick. John Baron, Conservative MP for Basildon and Billericay will open the debate.