Jan 2021: Stephen Peckham appointed to government select committee

7 January 2021

Professor Stephen Peckham, director of PRUComm, has been appointed to a new Expert Panel as a policy advisor by the House of Commons cross-party Health and Social Care Select Committee.

The Expert Panel, chaired by Professor Dame Jane Dacre, will support Parliament in holding the UK Government to account against its pledges on health and social care. Professor Peckham is one of six core members selected by the Committee for their knowledge of the key issues affecting patients.

The Panel is piloting a new evaluation system that will give Care Quality Commission-style ratings on the government’s performance in meeting policy commitments, grading them from “inadequate” to “outstanding”. Its first area of evaluation will be maternity services in England.

Professor Peckham is also a professor of health policy at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and director of the Centre for Health Services Studies at Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, and has over 20 years of policy analysis and health services research experience.

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