A welcome strategy

Claire Sewell

Each year one in four people experience a mental health problem. If you haven’t experienced a mental health problem yourself, it is likely that a close friend or family member has, although – given the on-going stigma attached to mental illness – you may not know it. Encouraging people to talk to friends and family…

older person

A ticking time bomb

Debbie Abrahams MP

Earlier this year, during one of my regular door knocks, I called at a house and the door was opened by an elderly woman in her late 70s. She was dishevelled, distressed and clearly confused. She had an empty bubble wrap pack of medication in her hands and she said to me “I don’t know…


Greater Manchester’s mission

Jessica Studdert

Integration. prevention. personalisation. The buzzwords that indicate the reforms our health and care system needs are as widely recognised as they are overused. So too are the problematic features of current service provision: fragmentation, barriers and silos. The challenge is not one of rhetoric, but of moving beyond words to practically forge a system that…


Localism and the NHS

Wednesday 15 July 2015, 18.30-20.00 | Grand Committee Room, Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 0AA The balance between national, local and frontline control in determining access to healthcare is a critical issue for the NHS. People usually...


Together? Towards health and care integration

The Science Room, Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London WIJ 0BA Thursday 27  November 2014, 9am – 12pm There is cross-party consensus that health and care should be more integrated: the government has led the formation...


Family, Ageing and the Care Society: Full speech by Liz Kendall

Committee Room 14, House of Commons, Westminster SW1A 0AA

In association with Labour's Policy Review Liz Kendall delivered a keynote speech on how changes in family life and the implications of our ageing population call for radical new approaches to public services and the role of the...



Andy Burnham MP