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The following witnesses gave evidence. Transcripts can be viewed on the inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Tuesday 13 October 2020

Theresa Steed, Home Manager, Tunbridge Wells Care Centre; Philip Scott, carer; Helen Spalding, carerQ1–31

Professor David Oliver, Geriatric Consultant, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust; Kathy Roberts, Chair, Care Providers Alliance; Jane Townson, Chief Executive Officer, UK Homecare AssociationQ32–56

Professor Jane Cummings, Adult Social Care Testing Director, Department of Health and Social Care; Michelle Dyson, Director General, Adult Social Care, Department of Health and Social Care; David Pearson, Chair, Social Care Support Taskforce, Department of Health and Social Care; Helen Whately MP, Minister of State (Minister for Care), Department of Health and Social CareQ57–109

Wednesday 21 October 2020

Dr Max Roser, Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Global Development; Professor David Heymann, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineQ110–131

Professor Mark Woolhouse OBE, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, University of Edinburgh; Professor John Edmunds OBE, Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Sir Ian Diamond, National Statistician, Office of National StatisticsQ132–181

Professor Axel Gandy, Chair in Statistics, Imperial College London; Dr Clare Gardiner, Director, Joint Biosecurity CentreQ182–222

Wednesday 04 November 2020

Professor Peter Horby, Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health, University of OxfordQ223–253

Professor Andrew Pollard, Trial Chief Investigator, University of Oxford; Professor Robin Shattock, Chair in Mucosal Infection and Immunity, Imperial College LondonQ254–279

Professor Wei Shen Lim, Chair, COVID-19 Panel, Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation; Kate Bingham, Chair, UK Vaccine TaskforceQ280–317

Tuesday 10 November 2020

Professor Dame Anne Johnson, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, University College London; Professor Sir Chris Ham, Chair, Coventry and Warwickshire Health and Care Partnership, former Chief Executive, The King’s Fund; Professor Dominic Harrison, Director of Public Health, Darwen Borough CouncilQ318–338

Professor Sir John Bell, Regius Professor, University of Oxford; Professor Jo Martin, President, Royal College of Pathologists; Professor Gerard Krause, Head of Department for Epidemiology, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Director, Institute for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, TWINCORE, HanoverQ339–367

Baroness Harding, Chair, NHS Test and Trace; Dr Susan Hopkins, Chief Medical Adviser, NHS Test and TraceQ368–472

Tuesday 24 November 2020

Professor Devi Sridhar, Professor of Global Public Health, University of Edinburgh; Alex Thomas, Programme Director, Institute for GovernmentQ473–500

Rt Hon Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care; Dr Jenny Harries, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, Department of Health and Social Care; Clara Swinson, Director General for Global and Public Health, Department of Health and Social CareQ501–619

Tuesday 01 December 2020

James O’Rourke, family carer; Steve Scown, Chief Executive, Dimensions UKQ620–643

Iain Bell, Deputy National Statistician and Director of Population and Public Policy, Office for National Statistics; Professor Kevin Fenton, Public Health and Regional Director for London, Public Health EnglandQ644–673

Dr Habib Naqvi, Director, NHS Race and Health Observatory, NHS Confederation; Professor Doctor Ramani Mooneshinghe, National Clinical Director for Critical Care, NHS England and NHS ImprovementQ674–704

Wednesday 02 December 2020

Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England (2010–2019); Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser (2013–2017)Q705–739

Sir Oliver Letwin, Cabinet Office Minister (2010–2016); Lord Mark Sedwill, Cabinet Secretary (2018–2020)Q740–769

Wednesday 09 December 2020

Sir Patrick Vallance, Government Chief Scientific Adviser; Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England; Dr Jenny Harries, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department for Health and Social Care; Dr June Raine, Chief Executive, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)Q770–865

Tuesday 26 January 2021

Sir Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, NHS EnglandQ866–943

Wednesday 26 May 2021

Dominic Cummings, Former Chief Adviser to the Prime MinisterQ944–1240

Thursday 10 June 2021

Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social CareQ1241–1508

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