What's on the agenda this month
by Daniel Shaw-Stewart, Monitoring Consultant
May has been a busy month in the health and social care sector. Incremental progress has been made on the Draft Patient Safety Bill, with the speaker confirming the recent appointments of Mr Bernard Jenkin, Mr David Jones, Diana Johnson, Andrew Selous, Dr Philippa Whitford and Dr Paul Williams.
Care Minister Caroline Dinenage is expected to speak at Grand Challenges: Ageing Society hosted by the Resolution Foundation. The speech is expected to explore the challenges of the increasing burden on social care of an ageing population. Miss Dinneage’s speech may well shed some insight into the forthcoming Green Paper on Adult Social Care.
In addition, this month sees the inaugural meeting of the new UK Life Sciences Council in Downing Street, chaired by the Jeremy Hunt and Greg Clark. The new council’s remit will be largerly confined to overlooking what government is doing to promote and sustain Life Sciences in the UK, as-well-as monitoring the Office for Life Sciences.
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Daniel serves as Monitoring Consultant for DeHavilland's UK Health clients. He has previously worked at MHP Communications in its Corporate Affairs Team, and at the BBC during the 2015 General Election as a Production Assistant. He read History and Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London.