Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 26th July 2021.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with local health leaders on the capacity of local health systems in (a) primary and (b) secondary care.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Department continues to engage with local health leaders, regional commissioners and NHS England and NHS Improvement to manage capacity in primary and secondary care. Through its regional team, NHS England and NHS Improvement work closely with clinical commissioning groups who are best placed to engage and support their local health systems on issues such as capacity.

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