Baroness Brinton

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Health)

Liberal Democrat 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

  • Primary and Community Care: Improving Patient Outcomes - Motion to Take Note 8 Sep 2022

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Watkins, and to hear the voice of the nurse talking about their important role within primary and community care. I also congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Patel, on securing this vital debate: I cannot think of a better champion to talk about reform of medical services—I will not use the word “NHS” because I think “medical...
  • NHS: End-of-life Care - Question 8 Sep 2022

    My Lords, over the last six years, the provision of palliative care for children and young people has become very patchy. CCGs across England have been closing down palliative care for children. Are the Government taking action to hold integrated care boards to account publicly on implementing their duty to commission palliative care for children and young people?
  • NHS: Access to Treatments - Question 7 Sep 2022

    My Lords, for elective surgery, it does need to be a doctor that the patient sees. On Monday, a patient waiting for a long-delayed hip operation was told by his doctor about the delay. He thought he heard “18 months’ delay”: the doctor corrected him. It is 80 months’ delay in that particular area. This is the workforce problem that other Peers have already raised. What are the...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 February 2011

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Health) (since 1 Feb 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Acting Leader, Liberal Democrats (13 Dec 2019 to 1 Jan 2020)
  • Member, Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 15 Mar 2016)
  • Party Chair, Liberal Democrats (1 Jan 2015 to 1 Jan 2020)

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