Lord Norman Warner


Lord Norman Warner is a Crossbench member of the House of Lords, He was a Minister of State in the Blair government from 2003-2007 responsible for NHS reform.

He was a member of an independent Commission on the Funding of Care and Support that reported in 2011 to the Coalition Government with reform proposals incorporated in the Care Act 2014. He was a member of a House of Lords Select Committee on the Sustainability of the NHS and Social Care that reported in April 2017.

In 2011 he published a book about reforming the NHS entitled “A Suitable Case for Treatment” and in 2014 he co-authored a Reform report on “Solving the NHS care and cash crisis.” In March 2015 he co-authored a report “Letting Go – can devolution solve the NHS cash and care crisis?” He has written a memoir, “In Pursuit of Competence,” published in April 2022.

"The NHS is in a spiral of decline and needs major reform. It lacks a credible workforce plan and has the wrong service delivery model. Reform's new programme of work will ask fundamental questions about how to build a health system fit for the challenges of the future."