Lord Howe

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Quality

Lord Howe, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Quality

Lord Howe is Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, his responsibilities include: NHS Constitution and Commissioning Reform; Primary Care; Dentistry; Medicines, Pharmacy and Industry; NICE; Research and Development; Innovation; Finance and Review of Arm’s Length Bodies. Read the latest news from the DH on Lord Howe below.

About Lord Howe: Educated at Rugby School and Christ Church, Oxford. Joined Barclays Bank 1973 working both overseas and in London. Appointed London Director of Adam & Co. plc, the Scottish-based private bank 1987. Became Government whip in the House of Lords 1991 with responsibilities, successively, for transport, employment, defence and environment. Following 1992 General Election was appointed Parliamentary Secretary (Lords) at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence 1995.

Was opposition spokesman for Health and Social Services in House of Lords 1997–2010 and is an elected hereditary peer. Apart from his frontbench responsibilities, Lord Howe has previously been a member of the all-party groups on penal affairs, abuse investigations, pharmaceuticals, adoption, mental health and epilepsy. He is married with three daughters and a son.

Action on medicine wastage and improving medicine use

A new group set up to tackle the £300 million lost every year in the NHS because of medicine wastage has been announced by Health Minister Lord Howe today. The … Read more → – Action on medicine wastage and improving medicine use

Spreading innovation in the NHS: call for evidence and ideas

The call for ideas and evidence on how the adoption and spread of innovation can be accelerated throughout the NHS is still open for contributions. Ideas could include actions for … Read more → – Spreading innovation in the NHS: call for evidence and ideas