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Date(s) - 21.09.2013


Brighton Quaker Meeting House


Open to all members of the Socialist Health Association


Apologies for absence: David Mattocks, Dr Peter Mayer,  Gavin and Rosemary Ross, Guy Collis, Jos Bell, Dr Matthew Prior, Mike Young, Ali Syed, Huw Davies, Richard Grimes. Harry Clarke, Tony Beddow, David Amos, Cllr Rachel Harris, Joe Farrington-Douglas, John Kolm-Murray, Tom Fitzgerald

Minutes of the meeting of 8th June  at 12.00 in Unite Building Theobalds Road London

In Attendance:R. Bourne E.Watts R.Harris N. Fabry R. Grimes S. Rahman T. Fitzgerald R. Azan B. Brown P. French K. Jeyanthan M. Prior T. Beddow B. Fisher M. English D. Naysmith A. Syed H. Davies M. Rathfelder P. Vernon J. Bell
1.      Apologies for Absence: Stuart Bellwood,  Hannah Cooke, Joe Farrington-Douglas, Mike Grady, Melanie Johnson, John Kolm-Murray, John Lipetz, Peter Mayer, Caroline Molloy, Katrina Murray, David Pickersgill, Gavin & Rosemary Ross, Mike Young
2.      Minutes of meeting on 19th January – noted ( Amended H. Davies & A. Syed were in attendance)
3.      Matters arising:
1.      Communications Strategy for SHA in England – draft note by H. Davies circulated separately on 8th June. Editorial Board: B. Fisher; S. Rahman; J. Bell; T. Beddow; N. Fabry
4.      Matters arising from the AGM on 9th March
Labour Party Conference delegates: M. Rathfelder – ex officio, Noemi Fabry – delegate, B. Fisher – delegate, Matthew prior – observer
 Other Labour Party matters: NEC Nomination: Conor McGinn

5. Director’s report:

6.      Labour Party policy development:
 1.      The Social Care Bill: various views were expressed among which was the view that merging of social and health care was not without problems and should not be seen as a panacea for the problems related to both. Concern expressed over payments systems such as personal budgets and vouchers.
 2.      Public Health Policy – there was little time to cover this issue
 Meeting closed at 15.00

Matters arising

Editorial Board Report

Social care principles

Director’s Report

Reports from Wales – Alison Scouller and Scotland – Katrina Murray

Labour Party issues

Clinical and Business Failures in the NHS – what should be the Labour approach?

The Safe Staffing Alliance

Any Other Business (notified in advance)



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