Health and social care from the front bench, back bench and research bench

23 November 2017, 6.00 PM - 23 November 2017, 7.30 PM

Mark Drakeford, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, National Assembly for Wales

Coutts Lecture Theatre, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ

The School for Policy Studies’ Centre for Research in Health and Social Care is delighted to welcome Mak Drakeford as their annual speaker.

He will speak about his personal experience of moving between research and politics, researching policy and making policy.

Mark is a former probation officer, youth justice worker, Barnardos project leader, and Professor of Social Policy and has been involved in politics and social policy for more than 30 years.

His political career began in the 1980s as a Labour Councillor on South Glamorgan County Council, specialising in education issues. Between 2000 and 2010 he worked as the Cabinet’s health and social policy adviser at the Welsh Government, and was latterly head of the First Minister’s political office. Mark was elected Assembly Member for Cardiff West in May 2011. He has served as Chair of the Assembly’s Health and Social Care Committee and the All-Wales Programme Monitoring Committee for European funds, as Minister for Health and Social Services and is currently Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government. 

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