Kamlesh Kumar Patel, Baron Patel of Bradford, OBE is a British politician and member of the House of Lords. In 2006, he was made a life peer with the title Baron Patel of Bradford, of Bradford in the County of West Yorkshire. Lord Patel of Bradford was until recently chair of the Mental Health Act Commission. He was also Commissioner of the Healthcare Commission until his appointment in the House of Lords. Lord Patel has contributed to a variety of Government policies including being the architect of the Government’s five year action plan for delivering race equality in mental health care. In 2007 he was appointed by the Prime Minister to act as a Ministerial Adviser to the Secretary of State (DCLG) in respect of the government’s PREVENT agenda (Preventing Violent Extremism); he was also Chairman of a National Taskforce looking at the effectiveness of prison drug treatment culminating in the publication of The Patel Report.