• Debate Pack

    E-petition debate: Funding for research into brain tumours

    This pack has been produced ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Monday 18 April at 4.30 pm on e-Petition 105660, Fund more research into brain tumours, the biggest cancer killer of under-40s The Government responded and the Petitions Committee held an inquiry and published a report, Funding for research into brain tumours HC554 March 2016

  • Debate Pack

    NHS in London

    MPs will debate the NHS in London on Thursday 24 March in Westminster Hall. The debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a bid from Dr Rupa Huq. This House of Commons Library Debate Pack provides a summary and statistics as well as press and parliamentary coverage of the issues.

  • Research Briefing

    NHS Scotland Statistics

    How does the NHS perform in Scotland? Key statistics and trends on A&E waiting times, ambulance performance, waiting times (including for diagnostic tests, cancer and mental health), workforce, bed occupancy, delayed discharges, healthcare associated infections and health expenditure

  • Research Briefing

    National Health Service Bill 2015-16

    The National Health Service Bill 2015-16, also known as the “NHS Reinstatement Bill” is due to have its Second Reading debate on 11 March 2016. It is a Private Members Bill introduced by Caroline Lucas on 1 July 2015. The Bill seeks to make changes to a number of provisions in the Health and Social Care Act 2012, the National Health Service Act 2006 and other legislation.

  • Research Briefing

    The £35,000 salary requirement to settle in the UK

    From 6 April 2016, some skilled non-EEA workers with Tier 2 visas will only be eligible to stay in the UK permanently if they are earning at least £35,000. A related e-petition has been uploaded to Parliament’s e-petition website calling for the £35k threshold to be scrapped. Parliament will be debating this petition on Monday 7 March 2016.

  • 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.