Baroness Murphy

Crossbench Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Care Homes: Coronavirus 28 Jul 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to testing care and nursing home residents for COVID-19 (1) before, (2) upon, and (3) three days after, admission so as to allow for a seven day quarantine period; and what assessment they have made of the impact of any such testing programme on the mental health and well-being of residents in such homes.
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Care Homes: Coronavirus 9 Jul 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the 14-day quarantine period required to be undertaken upon arrival by all new care home residents on the mental health of residents, in particular those with dementia.
  • Mental Health: Unregulated Treatment - Question for Short Debate 2 Mar 2020

    My Lords, I have been a psychiatrist for 40 years, and it will not surprise your Lordships that I agree with every word that has been said in this welcome short debate of the noble Baroness, Lady Jolly. I have long been astonished that we have such regulation for practically every healthcare profession under the sun except psychotherapy. Art therapists, for example, are registered and...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 28 June 2004

Positions held at time of appointment: Chairman, North East London Strategic Health Authority. (from Number 10 press release)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Leader's Group on Members Leaving the House (L) Committee (1 Jul 2010 to 13 Jan 2011)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (1 Dec 2004 to 7 May 2005)
  • Member, Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) (22 Jul 2004 to 11 Jul 2005)

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