Ben Howlett
Ben Howlett is Managing Director of Public Policy Projects. 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 in management consultancy. During his time in Parliament he led on the work with No.10 to integrate housing with health and social care, represented the UK at the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York and built a solid reputation on infrastructure project delivery. He has worked on a range of cross-party Select Committee inquiries into a range of issues including inequalities within the workplace, Meningitis and Brain Tumours. He also chairs the Advisory Board for GDS Digital, a leading provider of technology enabled care and is a Non-Exec Director of CPMS, one of the UK’s experts in infrastructure project management and part of the global Egis group.
Articles by Ben Howlett
Health PolicyAugust 12, 2020
Facing up to the challenge of cancer post-Covid
Ben Howlett, Managing Director of Public Policy Projects, outlines the massive impact the pandemic has had upon oncology services and direct cancer outcomes.
HealthDecember 11, 2019
General Election 2019: Voting for the NHS
The NHS has become one of the most important issues for electors as they ready themselves to hit polling stations. With less than 24 hours to go, Ben Howlett, Managing Director of Public Policy Projects, offers his assessment of where the parties stand on health and care.
Health PolicySeptember 30, 2019
40 new hospitals for our NHS: Dissecting the political spin
A Conservative Party Conference without the press release “we are the party of the NHS” is like a reception without the warm white wine. Unheard of at Manchester conference, says Ben Howlett, Managing Director at Public Policy Projects.
Health PolicyJuly 25, 2019
Boris Johnson: Is it over before it begins?
Boris Johnson entered Downing Street as the 77th Prime Minister on 24th July and it is no understatement that he faces an uphill struggle. He will have to move quickly if he is to fend off calls for a General Election and must not forget the domestic agenda along the way, says former MP, Ben…

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