Lords debates cancer care

12 November 2010

Improving the quality of life of people living with cancer was the subject of a House of Lords debate on Thursday 11 November

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff (Crossbench), professor of palliative medicine, introduced the debate.  Other Members who took part included:

  • Lord Beecham (Labour), Opposition spokesperson for health and former president of Bupa  
  • Lord Clement-Jones (Liberal Democrat), chair of the University of London School of Pharmacy and former trustee of Cancerbacup, a charity now merged with MacMillan Cancer Support, which was set up by his first wife who died of the disease
  • Lord Crisp (Crossbench), former Permanent Secretary for Health and chief executive of the National Health Service
  • Baroness Emerton (Crossbench), president of the Florence Nightingale Foundation and  former member of the Science and Technology Sub-Committee on scientific aspects of ageing
  • Lord Hameed (Crossbench), chair and chief executive of the London International Hospital
  • Baroness Pitkeathley (Labour), vice-president of Carers UK, chair of the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence and of the Specialised Healthcare Alliance
  • Baroness Wall of New Barnet (Labour), chair of Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Trust

Lord Kinnock, Lord Wills, Baroness Masham of Ilton, Baroness Thornton, Viscount Bridgeman, Baroness Hussein-Ece, Lord Colwyn, Lord Kakkar, Baroness Morgan of Drefelin and Lord Howard of Lympne - who made his maiden speech as part of the debate - also took part in the debate.  Earl Howe, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Department of Health, spoke on behalf of the government.

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