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Statement by The Rt Hon Lord Owen

“Surely now Liberal Democrat Peers, with a long and proud history of supporting freedom of information, will not go along with any attempt by the Coalition Government to continue with the Third Reading of this Bill in the light of today’s Information Rights Tribunal on the NHS Transition Risk Register.  If the Government insist on appealing to the High Court then they must accept that the Bill is paused until …


David Cameron-Afraid To Go Into The Lion’s Den?

Article by Lord Owen Published in The Guardian, 20 February, 2012

On Monday February 20th in No 10 the Prime Minister talks to some of the leaders of the health professions but not to others like the BMA who oppose him. Lloyd George was not afraid to meet the BMA. On emerging from a meeting with the BMA he said “I don’t think there has been anything like it since …


The Royal College of Psychiatrists Clarifies its Position on The Health and Social Care Bill

The Royal College of Psychiatrists joins other health professional bodies in expressing grave concerns about the Health and Social Care Bill.
The statement, which was released on 1 February  2012, has received less attention but is noteworthy in that it reflect the views of a group looking after some of the most vulnerable in society.
“The College believes the Bill is fundamentally flawed and will not improve the health and

Statement by The RT Hon Lord Owen on the Eve of The Report Stage of The Health and Social Care Bill

Still Fatally Flawed – The Proposed NHS for England

The great majority of the bodies that speak for the health professions are now calling into question the fundamentals of the Health and Social Care Bill.  Ever since I published Fatally Flawed on my website[1] on 30 March 2011, I have been waiting and hoping that most of the Royal Colleges would realize that the Health and Social Care Bill …


Lord Owen Comments on Leaked Email to Daily Telegraph

Comment by Lord Owen on email obtained by the Daily Telegraph:

There are no secrets in the email that in part are quoted in the Daily Telegraph article below. It reflects my views on the Health and Social Care Bill that I have expressed consistently over many months.  I was sent an email, along with another Crossbencher, from Lord Beecham, part of the Labour front bench team in the House …