SATU East welcomes the news that Sarah Owen, MP for Luton North, has been appointed as Chair of Labour’s backbench Health and Social Care Committee.
It is the committee’s responsibility to scrutinise the work of the Department of Health and Social Care and its associated public bodies. They examine government policy, spending and administration on behalf of the electorate and the House of Commons.
Sarah Said “I’m proud to have been appointed chair of Labour’s backbench health and social care committee. Over the last few months, we’ve seen just how much we need to support our NHS and social care sector and those who work in them. I look forward to bringing together Labour colleagues as we develop our response to this pandemic and future healthcare challenges”.