Steve Beasant

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

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The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) annual State of Care report has warned the NHS and care system is ‘straining at the seams.’ The report stresses that 1.2 million older people are not receiving the help they need, there are 4,000 fewer nursing home beds than in April 2015 and that the social care crisis is leading to […]

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Commenting on Wednesday’s announcement from the Prime Minister that England will now adopt an opt-out organ donation system, Former Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said: “Today’s announcement is a big win for the six thousand people who are currently on the organ donor waiting list. “Nearly 500 people died in England last year waiting for […]

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Only 10% of primary school teachers strongly agree they have the necessary training to feel confident about what action to take when a child experiences a mental health problem. The findings come in a YouGov online poll commissioned by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF) Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake commented: […]

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Government statistics released today show the uptake of Forced Marriage Protection Orders and Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders remains very low, with only 72 and 32 orders made respectively between April – June 2017.  Commenting, Lib Dem peer Lynne Featherstone, who brought in Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders as a minister in the last government, said: “Whilst it […]

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Former Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron has welcomed the news that from today (Friday 29th September), people with chronic illnesses who claim Employment and Support Allowance will no longer be re-tested. Tim Farron raised the issue earlier this month, after a number of constituents had contacted him to say they’d been dragged to medical assessments despite […]

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Labour putting political point scoring first says Norman Lamb

by Steve Beasant on 26 September, 2017

Responding to Jonathan Ashworth’s comments on the Today Programme that he was not convinced by a cross-party approach to tackling the crisis in social care, former Liberal Democrat Health Minister Norman Lamb said:  “It is disappointing, but not at all surprising, that the Labour Party seems intent on putting petty political point scoring ahead of the opportunity […]

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Commenting on reports that the number of mental health staff on long-term stress leave is up 22% in the past five years, Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary, said: “This demonstrates the strain that mental health services are under. It is deeply disturbing that staff are suffering ill health to this extent. “The NHS […]

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Tax break for employers who improve mental health

by Steve Beasant on 19 September, 2017

Liberal Democrat conference has today called for tax breaks for employers who improve mental health. Shadow Health Secretary, Norman Lamb  We need a bold new approach to improving mental health focused on prevention, including giving discounts to business rates for companies that take concrete steps to improve well-being in the workplace. We also need a pay […]

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Hunt’s promise to recruit 5,000 GPs lies in tatters

by Steve Beasant on 22 August, 2017

This failure to recruit enough doctors will inevitably have a damaging impact on the ability of patients to access the healthcare they need. Lib Dem Shadow Health Secretary, Norman Lamb  The Liberal Democrats have warned that the government’s promise to recruit 5,000 more GPs “lies in tatters,” after figures showed the number of GPs remains below […]

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Stephen Hawking accused Jeremy Hunt of “cherry-picking evidence”. Hunt hit back at Hawking but was mocked by Twitter users. Former Lib Dem Leader, Tim Farron A renowned scientist such as Stephen Hawking questioning your evidence might normally be cause to think again, but sadly it looks as though Jeremy Hunt has joined the chorus of […]

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