Chair, Public Policy Projects
Stephen is Chair of Public Policy Projects and Board Member of LaingBuisson, the healthcare market intelligence company. Stephen was Chair of the NHS Confederation between November 2015-2019. Stephen was a Member of Parliament from 1979 to 2015 and a member of the government from 1987 to 1997. He was a member of the Cabinet as Secretary of State for the National Heritage from 1994 to 1995 and Secretary of State for Health from 1995 to 1997. Between 2010 and 2014, Stephen was the first elected chair of the House of Commons Health Committee, developing the role of the Committee as an authoritative cross-party voice on health and care policy.