Stephen Dorrell MP lecture – Book your place


The annual Teddy Chester lecture 2014
The Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP
Shaping and reviewing health policy: the role of the House of Commons Health Committee

Monday 17 November, 6 – 7.15pm (networking reception from 5pm), Manchester Business School

Stephen Dorrell was the first elected chair of the House of Commons Health Committee from 2010 to 2014, through a turbulent period of health reforms as then Secretary of State Andrew Lansley and the Coalition government sought to pass the controversial Health and Social Care Bill in the face of mounting opposition. He is also a former Secretary of State for Health from 1995 to 1997, and is widely regarded as one of the most well-informed, authoritative and influential voices on health policy in parliament.

In his lecture he will reflect on the growing influence of Select Committees since their chairs and members began to be directly elected by MPs in 2010, and the way the Health Committee under his chairmanship sought to shape health policy developments and hold the Department of Health and the NHS to account.

Join us to get a unique and thought-provoking insight into the political processes through which health policy is created and implemented, and which shape the future of the NHS.

There is no charge, but places at the lecture are limited, and booking is strongly advised.

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Teddy Chester was the first professor of social administration at the University of Manchester. From his appointment in the early 1950s, to his retirement in the 1970s was an influential pioneer in management development, using evidence and research with policy makers, and working with clinical leaders.


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