House of Lords informal meeting 23rd July 2013

ICES Executive Board members Bob Lane, Michael Cotton, Caris Grimes and colleague Andy Leather attended an informal meeting with Lord Nigel Crisp (formerly Chief Executive to the NHS and a passionate advocate for Global Health) and Lord Bernie Ribeiro (past president of the Royal College of Surgeons and Patron to Operation Hernia).  The group had a long discussion around the issues for improving access to essential surgical care and how best to gain UK political support to cause movement on the Global Health Stage for encouraging sustainable surgical training partnerships between low- and middle-income and high income countries.