Public Policy Projects (PPP)

PPP is a subscription based public policy institute, based in London, UK. Executive Chair Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell, and Co-Chairs The Baroness Blackwood and Stephen Hammond MP, lead a truly unique policy institute that offers practical analysis and development within the UK.

PPP is independent and cross-party, bringing together public and private sector leaders, investors, policy makers and commentators with a common interest in the future of public policy.

PPP produces reports, white papers and due-diligence for local, national and regional governments, the NHS, private and public/third sector organisations. Examples can be found on the Health Library. As an institute, PPP regularly organises webinars, roundtables, conferences and facilitates meetings with our expert policy board including Professor Mike Bewick, former NHS England Deputy Medical Director, Dr Nicole Mather, former Director of the Office for Life Sciences, David Walker Chair Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and other leading national and international figures. PPP always organises meetings in partnership with policy makers to ensure that all policies become actionable insights.

Policy developed through PPP is published through our journals including Integrated Care Journal, Hospital Times, Primary Care Journal, Local Government Journal, and internationally through World Healthcare Journal, World Infrastructure Journal and World Manufacturing Journal.

What we do



PPP is a cross-sector leader in policy development in healthcare, life sciences, med-tech, social care, infrastructure and global economics. We produce a series of national and international policy publications including State of the Nation Reports, industry white papers and due diligence advising Government, public sector organisations and private companies.



PPP provides policy-led news, insight and analysis to its global audience through a series of sector specific publications. Bringing together insights generated through policy development and exclusive editorial features, PPP offers its network an unparalleled perspective on the cutting edge developments in healthcare, infrastructure and global economics.



PPP hosts a range of physical and virtual events bringing experts and senior thought leaders from across the world. Through Annual Conferences, bi-monthly breakfast meetings, virtual breakfast webinars, seminars and roundtables, PPP offers a forum for debate and the development of actionable insights across a range of sectors.

Leadership Team

Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell

Chairman Dorson Group

Stephen is also Chairman of LaingBuisson, the healthcare market intelligence company. Stephen was appointed chair of the NHS Confederation in November 2015. Stephen was a Member of Parliament from 1979 to 2015 and a member of the government from 1987 to 1997. He was a member of the Cabinet as Secretary of State for the National Heritage from 1994 to 1995 and Secretary of State for Health from 1995 to 1997. Between 2010 and 2014, Stephen was the first elected chair of the House of Commons Health Committee, developing the role of the Committee as an authoritative cross- party voice on health and care policy.

Stephen Hammond MP

Chair of Infrastructure Policy Board

Stephen Hammond MP is the Conservative MP for Wimbledon, and has been since 2005.  He was Minister of State in the Department of Health and Social Care from November 2018 to July 2019.  He was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport from September 2012 to July 2014.  He was a member of the Treasury Select Committee from 2015-2018.

Stephen also served as Shadow Secretary of State for Transport from 2005 to 2010 and Parliamentary Private Secretary to Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP from 2010 to 2012. Before being elected to Parliament, Stephen worked for a leading fund management company and a number of investment banks including Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and Commerzbank Securities. He was a local councillor from 2002-2006.

Baroness Nicola Blackwood

Chair of Health Policy Board

Nicola is Chair of Genomics England, a Member of the Lords Science & Technology Select Committee and Honorary Professor of Science and Public Policy at UCL. She has served as Minister for Innovation in the Department for Health and Social Care (UK) under two Prime Ministers. Her Ministerial portfolio covered Lifesciences, Mental Health, Data and Digital Transformation of the NHS, Cybersecurity, Brexit, Trade, Global Health Security and Public Health.

Nicola oversaw NHS Digital, Genomics England and the NIHR, and was closely involved in the creation and development of NHSX.

Ben Howlett

Managing Director

Ben is Managing Director of Dorson West which includes ICJ. He was Member of Parliament for Bath from 2015 to 2017 and Chair of the first Parliamentary Group for Rare, Genetic and Undiagnosed Conditions. He also Chaired the Stroke Group and supported the personalised medicines and data analytics groups. Prior to entering Parliament Ben worked alongside the NHS and the wider public sector providing consultancy support. During his time in Parliament he led on the work with No.10 to integrate housing with health and social care. He has worked on a range of cross party Select Committee inquiries into a range of issues including Meningitis and Brain Tumours.

Clare Whelan OBE

Co-Chair Local Government

Clare is a Director of Public Policy Projects. She was an elected local government councillor from 1990-
2014 holding different roles including Mayor, Cabinet Member, Scrutiny Chair and Health & Wellbeing Board Member. She was active in the cross party Local Government Association from 1998- 2014 on programme Boards and developing councillor recruitment and leadership training programmes. Her day job at Westminster involved working with politicians and the policy world. She
is now also an advisor on healthcare and local government to a multinational company. Clare was appointed an OBE for services to local government, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London.

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