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What can the first 100 days tell us about the new government?


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The 22 March marked the first 100 days of the new Conservative government, led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Helen McKenna sat down with Michelle Mitchell OBE, Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK, Alex Thomas, a programme director at the Institute for Government, and Paul Corrigan CBE, former special adviser to two Secretaries of State for Health, and a former policy adviser to Tony Blair during his time as Prime Minister. Together, they explore what these first few months can tell us about the government’s intentions for health and care, as well as how – in this new political environment – organisations can influence and affect change.

Please note that this episode was recorded on the 10 March. Since then our world has changed dramatically; the Covid-19 outbreak has developed rapidly and has affected us all, but particularly our health and care systems and the incredible people who work in them. We are exploring how we can use future episodes to focus on the impact of the outbreak and the experience of the staff who are working tirelessly across the health and care system to help those affected.

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