The Health Devolution Commission

The Health Devolution Commission is an independent and cross party inquiry into the value and accountability of devolved health systems.

It brings together two former, Labour and Conservative, Secretary of States for Health, Andy Burnham and Stephen Dorrell, with three former Health Ministers including Norman Lamb, Alastair Burt and Phil Hope. They are joined by senior professional figures from the health, mental health, social care and public health sectors.

The Commission will continue during the Covid-19 emergency but in respecting social distancing rules, our timetable has been changed. Written evidence is welcome up to the 1st of May and a launch of the final report is now more likely in the Autumn . 

Please keep in touch for more updates via twitter. 

WITH IMMENSE THANKS TO ALL ESSENTIAL WORKERS FOR KEEPING US SAFE AT THIS TIME OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY.  

Who we are

Click here to find out more about the Health Devolution Commission’s Co-Chairs and other Commissioner including those acting in an advisory capacity only.

For a write up of the first evidence session of the Health Devolution Commission held with Professor Michael Marmot and others on Friday 28th February please see here

Other planned oral evidence sessions will now take place via video conferencing or via telephone interviews.

What we do

Please click here to see written evidence submitted to the Health Devolution Commission including from NHS Confederation and Public Health England plus the call for evidence, launch press release, articles by Co-chairs see Andy in HSJ and Norman in MJ and terms of reference

PLEASE NOTE DURING THE COVID19 NATIONAL EMERGENCY THE HEALTH DEVOLUTION COMMISSION HAS EXTENDED THE CLOSING DATE BY WHICH YOU CAN SUBMIT EVIDENCE TO THE FIRST OF MAY. WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR YOUR VIEWS.

 If you are interested in supporting the work of the Health Devolution Commission then please get in contact via [email protected]