On the day briefing: The Queen's speech December 2019


The Government has set out an ambitious legislative programme in the second Queen’s speech of the year, with Brexit and the NHS featuring heavily. The recent election has given the Conservative Government an 80 seat majority, so it is almost certain the bills outlined will get through Parliament with relative ease.

This briefing contains an overview of key announcements relevant to health and social care, including the three health-related bills that have secured legislative time; the NHS Funding Bill and NHS long term plan, the Health Service Safety Investigations Bill and the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill along with a summary of other legislation of interest and draft bills.