Members of the Lords, including a former chief executive of the NHS confederation and a former member of the General Medical Council, debated the case for building a health-creating society in the UK where all sectors contribute to creating a healthy and resilient population, on Thursday 26 November.
This was a general debate. They usually take place on a Thursday in the Lords chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.
The debate was tabled by Lord Crisp (Crossbench), former chief executive of the NHS.
Other speakers included:
Lord Prior of Brampton (Conservative) responded on behalf of the government.
Lord Foster of Bath (Liberal Democrat), Baroness Redfern (Conservative) and Lord Smith of Hindhead (Conservative) gave maiden speeches.