Greg Beales

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Greg Beales (born 1977) is the Director of Strategy and Planning for the Labour Party.


He is a former Senior Advisor for Health and Social Care issues to the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and was member of the Downing Street Policy Directorate.[1] He took up his post in June 2007 at the same time as Gordon Brown became Prime Minister. Beales had previously worked for former Prime Minister Tony Blair in the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit. Greg Beales now is an advisor to Ed Miliband.

Prior to joining Government, Greg Beales worked in the private and voluntary sectors. He is known to be a champion of Foundation Trusts and his appointment was widely seen as an indication that the Gordon Brown government intended to continue the process of NHS reform to which it had been committed since 2001.

He has also been a strong advocate of a greater focus on prevention across the public services, arguing that to meet modern challenges, public services needed to co-produce outcomes with a public more responsible for its own behaviour and actions.[2] Beales has been closely associated with the development of Healthy Living Centres and is widely seen to favour a bigger role for social enterprise and cooperative providers in the provision of public services.

Greg Beales was ranking in the list London's 1000 most influential people in the field of health for 2009[3] according to the London Evening Standard.

There are reports that he is about to become the Labour candidate for Coventry North West (UK Parliament constituency) at the 2015 election. [4]