Tag Archives: NHS

Passports for Health

On Monday the Department of Health’s most senior civil servant suggested that patients for scheduled surgeries in hospitals could be asked to provide their passport in order to prove they shouldn’t be charged. This is in response to a possible total of around £200 million (the figures seem to be intentionally vague) which has been […]

Select Committee Report on Trans Issues

After the General Election in May, many trans activists were looking at the prospect of defending rights and progress for 5 years in the teeth of what, at face value, appeared as though it was going to be an insensitive, unaware and potentially callous Conservative Government. Yet today, just 7 months later, a Conservative-led Commons […]

Speech to Lib Dem Conference 2015

Below is the text of the speech I gave on the main floor of the Lib Dem conference this morning, my first ever speech to any party political conference. Who knows, it may be my last as well. Conference, As a new member at my first ever party conference, can I not only thank people […]

Regrets, I’ve had a few

It’s not often that I write about an individual. In general I try to steer well away from such pieces. It stems from a fundamental belief that people should be free to make their own decisions in the awareness of their own circumstances. Matthew Attonley was interviewed pretty sensitively by Philip Schofield and Amanda Holden […]