Norman Warner was made a life peer by Tony Blair in 1998. He was Minister of State in the Department of Health from 2005 to 2007. He resigned as Labour 'whip' in 2015 because of Labour's membership-driven shift toward more democratic policies.
He sits on the advisory board of Reform a right-wing think-tank. Reform is partly funded by many corporations that stand to benefit from NHS privatisation including; Accenture , Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), Deloitte, G4S, InHealth , KPMG, McKinsey , Optum (otherwise known as UnitedHealth ), Pfizer, PwC and Serco . Reform is rare among right-wing think-tanks in that it actually lists some of its donors, which reads as a 'who's who' of criminal corporations.
Warner voted for Section-75 (and against the Labour Party) for the 2012 Health and Social Care Act , which forces all clinical contracts to be put out to competitive tender.
In 2014 he wrote a pamphlet for Reform in which he recommended charging for NHS services. In a Guardian Article he argued without evidence that the NHS is poor value for money, and called for a £10 per month NHS membership fee. It should come as no surprise then that Reform also advocate charging for NHS services.