How the APHG 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 so far 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
  • Tuesday 28th April – Mental Health – Lord Philip Hunt, Sir Norman Lamb – CEO of South East and Maudsley Trust and Paul Farmer, CEO of Mind
  • Wednesday 6th May - Patient Voices - Baroness Walmsley, Dr Charlotte Augst - Chief Executive of National Voices and Prof. Tim Spector, Kings College London
  • Tuesday 12th May - Wellbeing of the Health & Care Workforce - Sir Paul Beresford MP, Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive of NHS Employers and Vic Rayner, Executive Director of National Care Forum
  • Wednesday 20th May - Recovery Strategy & the easing of lockdown restrictions - Lord Philip Hunt, Professor Anthony Costello, Global Health and Sustainable Development at UCL and Professor Willem van Schaik, Institute of Microbiology and Infection
  • Wednesday 28th May - Deferred Demand for non-Covid healthcare and its impact on patients and the NHS - Munira Wilson MP, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, Chair of the Council of the BMA and Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Thursday 4th June - Public Health Messaging during a pandemic and beyond - Dr Lisa Cameron MP and Professor Steve Reicher, University of St Andrews 
  • Thursday 11th June - NHS Charities Together - Dr Lisa Cameron MP, Lord Nigel Crisp, Patron of NHS Charities Together, Ian Lush, Chairman of NHS Charities Together, Ellie Orton, Chief Executive of NHS Charities Together
  • Thursday 18th June - Impact of Covid-19 on Cancer Care services - Dr Lisa Cameron MP,  Dame Cally Palmer, National Cancer Director, NHS England and Emma Greenwood, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Cancer Research UK
  • Thursday 24th June - Impact of Covid-19 on the BAME population - Baroness Lola Young and Wendy Irwin, Royal College of Nursing 
  • Thursday 2nd July - Building future resilience to Covid-19 - Dr Lisa Cameron MP,  Prof Jo Martin, CEO Royal College of Pathology and Prof Trish Greenhalgh, Nuffield Department of Primary Health Care Sciences, University of Oxford
  • Tuesday 14th July - Supporting our health system in the next phase of the recovery - Dr Lisa Cameron MP, Richard Murray, Chief Executive, The King’s Fund and Prof Rebecca Hardy, Professor of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics at UCL and Director of CLOSER, UCL

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)