Patrick Carter, Baron Carter of Coles
Patrick Robert Carter, Baron Carter of Coles (born 9 February 1946) is chairman of the review panel examining the future of NHS pathology. He recently reviewed the procurement of legal aid in England and Wales, and was chair of Sport England until September 2006. He co-founded private nursing home company Westminster Health Care in 1985 with Martin Bradford.
At the request of the Government of the day Carter made significant positive interventions in some of the UK's major sports projects and events. In particular he played a lead role in resolving the funding issues surrounding the hosting of the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games, and was the lead facilitator in the resolution of the major financial dispute between Multiplex Construction UK Ltd and Wembley National Stadium Ltd, when the stadium was redeveloped prior to re-opening in 2007.
In his review of NHS spending, Carter argued that the NHS in England could save £5bn a year through better staff organisation and an improved approach to purchasing.
Carter was educated at Brentwood School where he was a contemporary of politician Jack Straw. In his autobiography Straw describes Carter as his closest friend. (Last Man Standing ISBN 9781447222750 p49)
Carter was president of McKesson corporation's International Operations Group and was responsible for the businesses' product portfolio. 
- "HSJ100 2015". Health Service Journal. 23 November 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
- Lord Carter's Review of Legal Aid Procurement
- Lord Carter's bio on the Official House of Lords website
- Lord Carter of Coles entry on TheyWorkForYou
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