Baroness Ilora Finlay

National Mental Capacity Forum

Baroness Finlay is a Crossbench Peer, having been made a Life Peer in 2001. She is a consultant in palliative medicine.

Baroness Finlay has had an extensive and distinguished parliamentary and medical career. The Baroness is formerly a member of several Parliamentary Select Committees including most recently Public Service and Demographic change (2012/13). She is a Fellow of both the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal College of Physicians and holds honorary fellowships at 7 institutions including Honorary Distinguished Professor at Cardiff University.

She is a frequent public speaker and extensively published author, who has appeared regularly in the media. Baroness Finlay was an active contributor to the legislative stages of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and has drafted guidance on the MCA and lectured on it.

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