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Health and Social Care Committee

The Health and Social Care Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy of the Department of Health & Social Care.

Current membership

Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP (Conservative, South West Surrey) (Chair)

Paul Bristow MP (Conservative, Peterborough)

Rosie Cooper MP (Labour, West Lancashire)

Dr James Davies MP (Conservative, Vale of Clwyd)

Dr Luke Evans MP (Conservative, Bosworth)

Neale Hanvey MP (Scottish National Party, Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath)

Barbara Keeley MP (Labour, Worsley and Eccles South)

Taiwo Owatemi MP (Labour, Coventry North West)

Sarah Owen MP (Labour, Luton North)

Dean Russell MP (Conservative, Watford)

Laura Trott MP (Conservative, Sevenoaks)

Amy Callaghan (SNP, East Dunbartonshire) and James Murray (Labour (Co-op), Ealing North) also took part in this inquiry.


The Committee is one of the departmental select committees, the powers of which are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders, principally in SO No 152. These are available on the internet via


Committee reports are published on the Committee’s website at and in print by Order of the House.

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Dr Charlie Bell (Clinical Fellow), Matt Case (Committee Specialist), Dr Jasmine Chingono (Clinical Fellow), Laura Daniels (Senior Committee Specialist), James Davies (Clerk), Gina Degtyareva (Media Officer), Previn Desai (Second Clerk), Sandy Gill (Committee Operations Assistant), Bethan Harding (Trainee Assistant Clerk), James McQuade (Committee Operations Manager), Rebecca Owen-Evans (Committee Specialist) and Kandirose Payne-Messias (Committee Support Assistant) and Anne Peacock (Senior Media Officer).


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Health and Social Care Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 6182; the Committee’s email address is

Published: 1 October 2020