Baroness Watkins of Tavistock

Deputy Chairman of Committees

Crossbench Peer

Recent appearances

  • Anaesthesia Associates and Physician Associates Order 2024 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion 26 Feb 2024

    My Lords, I declare my interest as a NED of the NHS Executive. I support this order, for many of the reasons that the noble Lord, Lord Hunt, has just explained, but stress that I am extremely unhappy about the division between the reports from various medics and the associates that are planned. One of the big problems is that we do not value junior doctors enough. The phrase we use is...
  • NHS: Dementia Commission Report - Question 22 Feb 2024

    My Lords, I have two questions. First, I understand that NICE will review rather than approve the drugs in question. Secondly, it appears that they extend life but that the end of life is still very similar, so what do the Government intend to do to ensure that carers have sufficient respite and that there is a standard ratio of Admiral nurses to support families, certainly for the next...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Oral Tobacco: Regulation 20 Feb 2024

    To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have plans to regulate the marketing and advertising of tobacco-free nicotine pouches.

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 14 December 2015

Currently held offices

  • Member, Preterm Birth Committee (since 24 Jan 2024)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees (since 29 Jul 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee ( 1 Jul 2019 to 31 Jan 2023)
  • Member, SLSC Sub-Committee B ( 4 Sep 2018 to 30 Apr 2019)
  • Member, Draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill (Joint Committee) (15 May 2018 to 27 Jul 2018)
  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (27 Jun 2017 to 15 May 2018)
  • Member, Licensing Act 2003 Committee (25 May 2016 to 4 Apr 2017)

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