Announcing our Christmas guest!

Paul Burstow MP photo courtesy of

We are delighted to announce that the Right Hon Paul Burstow is our special Xmas guest on the Disruptive Social Care podcast. Paul is the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Sutton, Cheam and Worcester Park. He has enjoyed an active Parliamentary Career and his posts have included Spokesman for Older People 1997-2003 and Shadow Secretary of State for Health, 2003-2005. Paul  was appointed as Minister of State for Health (Care Services) in May 2010 and lost this position in the Cabinet reshuffle of September 2012.

Paul was appointed as Chair of the Committee on the Draft Care and Support Bill in November 2012 which will be reporting to Parliament in March 2013.

We are inviting our audience to submit questions for Paul by the 13th December 2012. Whilst we may not be able to cover all of your questions in the interview we will be summarising the key themes which arise. Either tweet your questions to @shirleyayres add your question to the comments below, or email:

Statement from Paul Burstow on the reshuffle 4th September 2012

“Paul Burstow was a committed and hardworking care minister” – Richard Humphries writing on the Guardian Social Care Network 10th September 2012

Paul Burstow: Treasury ‘an obstacle to change’ in elderly care funding – Telegraph 20th September 2012

Joint Committee on the Draft Care and Support Bill



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3 Responses to Announcing our Christmas guest!

  1. Pingback: Questions for Paul Burstow MP our Xmas guest on the Disruptive Social Care podcast #deukcare | Connecting Social Care and Social Media

  2. Richard Banks says:

    Ministers all praise the hard work and dedication of the more that 1.5 million staff and acknowledged the importance for the quality of care and support of having a skilled and properly rewarded workforce. There has been on-going reluctance of the Governments in England to back words with action and to recognise and properly support the staff in the social care sector.
    Registration for all types of social care staff is now being introduced in other parts of the UK and the rewards are beginning to emerge as people take on responsibility for their own competence. In England there appears to be no prospect of registration despite legislation being passed in 2000, the general public will be shocked to understand that such staff are not required to be properly professionally registered.

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