In conversation with Lord Norman Warner. In Pursuit of Competence: A Life as a Westminster Nomad

How do we make public services work better to meet the needs of a 21st Century population? How can the machinery of government be made fit for the information economy? 

Few people have as much experience of tackling this reform agenda as Norman Warner. A former government auditor who became a health minister under Tony Blair driving NHS reforms on patient choice, he was then a member of the Coalition Government’s Dilnot commission on funding Social Care. Now he’s a crossbench peer scrutinising the Health and Care Bill as it goes through Parliament.

At this event, Lord Warner and SMF Director James Kirkup discussed a range of issues from how to fund the NHS of the future, to why House of Lords reform is long overdue.