Rt Hon Paul Burstow
Health and care thought leader, former Care Minister
Paul Burstow has a wide range of experience of government and public service.
Paul served as Minister of State for Care Services, where he had an extensive brief. His areas of responsibility included care for the elderly, adult social care, mental health and learning disability programmes. He was also responsible for reforming social care law, drafting the government’s mental health strategy, for the return of public health to local government and the creation of health and wellbeing boards.
Paul has also chaired two year-long independent commissions, one on mental health with the think-tank CentreForum, another on the Future of Residential Care with the think-tank Demos and worked with the LGIU chairing a commission on home care which reported in December.
Paul left Parliament at the General Election and is now leading a major commission on transfers of care as well as undertaking a number of non-executive, advisory and public policy projects.