Alan Milburn Speech to NLGN and New Health Network
27 January, 2003


NLGN and the New Health Network presents

Locality and diversity
in the new National Health Service


Rt Hon Alan Milburn MP
Secretary of State for Health

Dan Corry, Executive Director, NLGN
Margaret Mythen, Chief Executive, the New Health Network

Wednesday 5 February
Central London


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Notes for Editors:
NLGN is an independent think-tank, seeking to transform public services, revitalise local political leadership and empower local communities.

The New Health Network is an independent not-for-profit organisation promoting health service modernisation that benefits all patients and the public health.

New Localism: refashioning the centre-local relationship by Dan Corry and Gerry Stoker is available from York Publishing Services (price £10 plus £1.25 p+p). Tel: 01904 431213. Fax: 01904 430868. E-mail:

On Saturday 15 February 2003, NLGN and the New Health Network are hosting a fringe event at Labour Party Spring Conference in Glasgow. Entitled Localism, health and local government: devolving power and responsibility, speakers include Rt Hon Alan Milburn MP, Angela Eagle MP and Cllr Richard Leese, Leader, Manchester City Council.