Lord Patel

Crossbench Peer

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Preterm Birth Committee (since 24 Jan 2024)
  • Chair, Preterm Birth Committee (since 24 Jan 2024)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (27 Jun 2017 to 19 Jan 2022)
  • Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (27 Jun 2017 to 19 Jan 2022)
  • Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (27 Jun 2017 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS Committee (25 May 2016 to 5 Apr 2017)
  • Chair, Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS Committee (25 May 2016 to 5 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Social Mobility Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 16 Mar 2016)
  • Member, Affordable Childcare Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 11 Feb 2015)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (16 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (Higher education in STEM subjects) (13 Sep 2011 to 17 Jul 2012)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (22 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (22 Jun 2010 to 27 Jun 2017)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (22 Jun 2010 to 13 Sep 2011)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (21 Nov 2006 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I ( 6 Jun 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, Committee on the Assisted Dying for the terminally ill Bill (30 Nov 2004 to 7 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (12 Dec 2000 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) ( 6 Dec 1999 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 ( 6 Dec 1999 to 7 May 2005)

Recent appearances

  • Whooping Cough - Question 16 May 2024

    My Lords, the incidence of whooping cough is cyclical; that is well known. In some years, the incidence rises, as it is doing this year not only in the United Kingdom but in several other European countries—countries that have far better health systems that perform far better than our health service. The difference is that the measures they have taken to curtail this and reduce the...
  • NHS England: Ovarian Cancer - Question 2 May 2024

    My Lords, I am slightly reluctant to stand up and get involved, but I have done so previously, and I will continue to support the campaign led by the noble Baroness, Lady Hayter, to make sure that the words “woman” and “mother” are not removed from our language—I absolutely support that. I will muddy the waters a bit. There is, in medical terms, a syndrome called androgen...
  • Covid-19 Vaccination: Coronary Disease - Question 23 Apr 2024

    My Lords, a recent study published in Vaccine of a cohort of 99 million people who were vaccinated with one of the vaccines—either vector or messenger RNA vaccines—showed an increased risk related to myocarditis and pericarditis. The incidence, particularly among the younger people, was about one in 10 in a 1 million population, as opposed to the non-vaccinated who got Covid. That should...

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