Steve Beasant

Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Great Grimsby and Councillor for the East Marsh Learn more

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Tories offer inadequate sticking plaster for the NHS

by Steve Beasant on 17 June, 2018

Former Liberal Democrat Health Minister Norman Lamb has branded the Tory Government’s NHS spending plans as an “inadequate sticking plaster”. Mr Lamb said:  “The proposed increase falls well shot of what the IFS and others say is necessary. It will condemn the NHS and patients to a very uncertain and dangerous future. It means that […]

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Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine today joined her constituent Karen Gray, whose son Murray suffers from a form of epilepsy, to present a petition to the Prime Minister calling for cannabidiol to be made available on the NHS. Murray suffers from a form of epilepsy and this treatment could alleviate his symptoms and improve his […]

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Lib Dems: NHS staff being run ragged

by Steve Beasant on 27 April, 2018

Yesterday’s ‘Facing the Future Audit 2017’ published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has recommended an increase in total of 752 FTE paediatric consultants to meet standards – 520-540 in England, 84-110 in Scotland, 84-91 in Wales and 30-31 in Northern Ireland. Services are struggling to ensure a consultant paediatrician is available […]

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Responding to the news that Allied Healthcare will file from protection from creditors, Liberal Democrat former Health Minister Norman Lamb, said: “The implications of this potential corporate failure could be really serious for those who depend on the company for home care. “The financial difficulty that Allied Healthcare faces is symptomatic of a sector in […]

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PM must back Lib Dem NHS funding scheme

by Steve Beasant on 28 March, 2018

Theresa May has been making positive noises about funding the NHS properly recently – and if she wants to do that, then the Lib Dem plan is the best one out there. The following article was published today on the Lib Dem Website. Although it is a step in the right direction for Theresa May […]

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Responding to the cross-party backing for Lib Dem policy, former health minister Norman Lamb said: “If the prime minister is finally waking up to the fact that the NHS is desperately in need of more funding, then that is very welcome. “However, waiting to deliver this money at the point Britain leaves the EU means […]

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Responding to reports that an NHS ombudsman has warned of ‘serious failings’ in mental health provision, former health minister Norman Lamb said: “This disturbing report is further evidence that the mental health system is under impossible strain, with devastating consequences for some of the most vulnerable people in our society. “Mental health budgets are being trimmed […]

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Commenting on reports that mental health trusts are putting patients through blanket screening as part of Prevent anti-radicalisation measures, former Liberal Democrat Mental Health Minister Norman Lamb, said “Staff in mental health trusts should be free to focus on providing their patients with the best possible care, not being asked to treat them like criminal suspects. “It is disgraceful […]

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Former Care Minister Norman Lamb wrote on Politics Home Website ahead of his debate on Thursday, 15th March on ‘Access and waiting time standards for early intervention in psychosis’. Every year, psychosis causes misery and suffering for thousands of people across the country. This severe and often debilitating condition leads to lives blighted by ill […]

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Lib Dems celebrates the NHS at 70

by Steve Beasant on 11 March, 2018

The Liberal Democrats have passed a motion celebrating 70 years of the NHS and the vital work of NHS staff.  Looking ahead to the challenges it will face in the future, we have also passed several new initiatives to tackle the challenges facing the NHS and social care and ensure they can continue delivering vital […]

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