How Policy Connect has been informing parliamentarians during COVID-19

In partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Health, Policy Connect has been running a series of webinars discussing a number of topics relating to COVID-19, featuring commentary from prominent figures within the health industry. These have been offered exclusively to MPs and Peers, and our members, offering cutting-edge insight into how the crisis is being handled by experts and those on the front line.

The sessions have been:

  • Wednesday 8th April – NHS preparedness for coping with COVID-19 - Lord Philip Hunt & Niall Dickson - Chief Executive NHS Confederation
  • Thursday 16th April – Care homes, carers and COVID-19 - Dr Lisa Cameron MP, Chris Hopson – Chief Executive of NHS Providers and Professor Martin Green – Chief Executive of Care England
  • Wednesday 22nd April – Vaccines – Karin Smyth MP, Professor Eleanor Riley – Edinburgh University and Dr Sarah Buchan - Bournemouth University
  • Tuesday 28th April – Mental Health – Lord Philip Hunt, Sir Norman Lamb – CEO of South East and Maudsley Trust and Paul Farmer, CEO of Mind
  • May 6 - Patients’ Voices and the Public’s Response to COVID-19 - Dr Charlotte Augst, Professor Tim Spector, Chair – Baroness Joan Walmsley
  • May 12 - The Well-being of the Health and Care Workforce - Danny Mortimer, Vic Rayner, Chair - Sir Paul Beresford
  • May 20 - UK’s recovery strategy and easement of lockdown restrictions - Prof Anthony Costello, Professor Willem van Schaik, Chair - Lord Phillip Hunt
  • May 28 - Deferred demand for non-COVID healthcare and its impact on patients and the NHS - Prof Martin Marshall, Prof Chand Nagapaul, Chair - Munira Wilson MP
  • June 4 - Public Health messaging during a pandemic and beyond - Prof Steve Reicher, Chair - Dr Lisa Cameron
  • June 18 - Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Care Services - Dame Cally Palmer, Emma Greenwood, Chair - Dr Lisa Cameron
  • June 24 – Impact of COVID on BAME communities - Wendy Irwin, Chair - Baroness Lola Young
  • July 2 – Building future resilience - Prof Trish Greenhalgh, Prof Jo Martin, Chair - Dr Lisa Cameron
  • July 14 - Supporting our health system in the next phase of the recovery - Richard Murray, Prof Rebecca Hardy, Chair - Dr Lisa Cameron

The webinars have also given attendees the opportunity to put their own questions the speakers.

For more information about the webinar series, please get in contact with APHGCovid-19.Briefings [at] (APHGCovid-19[dot]Briefings[at]policyconnect[dot]org[dot]uk)