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Lib Dems slam UKIP FGM policy

by Steve Beasant on 25 April, 2017

Ukip has announced plans for mandatory annual medical checks for girls in “at-risk minority” groups. Commenting on the plan, Lynne Featherstone, who has campaigned on this issue and was Home Office Minister, said: “UKIP’s approach is horrifically heavy-handed and will alienate the very communities we are trying to reach out to. We should be training […]

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Diabetics and those with mental illnesses could be left without support A Liberal Democrat motion designed to kill the Government’s attempts to severely restrict disability benefits has been lost after Labour peers failed to support it. The move follows an announcement by the Government that they will be tightening the criteria for claimants of Personal […]

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Read Norman Lamb‘s speech in The Crisis in Health and Social Care debate in full: First, we condemn Theresa May for her refusal to guarantee the rights of EU citizens working in our NHS and care services to stay in this country. We value the vital contribution you make. We demand that their right is […]

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The Liberal Democrats have today published the interim report by the independent panel of health experts commissioned by Norman Lamb to set out a new deal for Britain’s Health and Social Care Services. The panel is independent of the party and is making recommendations based on the experience and expertise of its members which they […]

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The Chancellor’s Spring Budget is “inadequate for social care and disastrous for the NHS”, Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary Norman Lamb said in the House of Commons last week. During a debate on the implications of the Budget for local communities, Mr Lamb said that the extra £1bn announced for social care next year falls […]

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Norman Lamb accuses Govt of shamelessly lying over Surrey Council ‘gentleman’s agreement’ on social care“The Government has shamelessly lied to Parliament and to the British people in denying that any special agreement was made with Surrey County Council. Norman said “The Prime Minister now has serious questions to answer after she stood at the Despatch […]

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Norman Lamb MP is demanding urgent action to reduce the number of people with learning disabilities and autism stuck in big institutions, following serious concerns highlighted in last night’s Channel 4 Dispatches documentary about the care given to people with these conditions. ‘Under Lock and Key’, which aired on Channel 4 last night (Weds 1st March […]

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Following complaints made against ATOS Healthcare about their assessments for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, held a meeting with senior officials from ATOS to discuss assessor training.  Tom had been contacted by claimants complaining that assessors’ reports were inaccurate, including stating tests were completed which were not carried out […]

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Norman Lamb swears to take on mental illness

by Steve Beasant on 7 March, 2017

Norman Lamb, the Liberal Democrat former health minister, has pledged to take on the unacceptable lack of progress in tackling young people’s mental ill health. He joined MPs from all parties in swearing to tackle mental illness at an event in Parliament last week, sponsored by the mental health research charity MQ. New figures from […]

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Norman Lamb: Time for honesty about future funding of NHS

by Steve Beasant on 17 February, 2017

The following article was written by the Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Norman Lamb and published today on the Yorkshire Post website. EVERYONE knows the National Health Service is in crisis. It seems to be on our television screens daily. Even the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt admits that NHS services are often “completely unacceptable”. But it […]

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