Baroness Wheeler

Shadow Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

Labour 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

  • Adult Social Care - Statement 2 Dec 2021

    I thank the Government for the Statement, which has been a long time coming. First, we are told that we have a health and social care Bill to deal with integration across the NHS and social care. Instead, we get a giant Bill that is largely about NHS reorganisation to undo the structures set up by this Government in 2012. We are also told that there is a plan to fix social care, but we now...
  • Dementia: Art and Music-based Interventions - Question 22 Nov 2021

    Around 25,000 people with dementia are from BAME communities and this is expected to double by 2026. The Alzheimer’s Society report, The Fog of Support, found that people from these communities, and those with English as an additional language, were more likely to use BAME-led groups. The report also found that there is generally a need for interventions to be much more culturally...
  • Clinical Negligence Claims - Question 10 Nov 2021

    My Lords, the annual cost of clinical negligence has risen from £1 million in 1975 to £2.2 billion last year, as we have just heard. The Medical Defence Union’s evidence to the Health and Social Care committee’s inquiry into NHS litigation reform predicted that any money raised by the new health and social care levy would be entirely swallowed up by the amounts being paid out each year...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 14 July 2010

Currently held offices

  • Member, Services Committee (since 6 Dec 2018)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health and Social Care) (since 4 Jun 2018)
  • Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Lords) (since 31 Jan 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Opposition Senior Whip (Lords) (1 Apr 2014 to 30 Jan 2018)
  • Member, Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Bill [HL] Committee (5 Sep 2011 to 1 Dec 2011)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (8 Oct 2010 to 1 Apr 2014)

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