Steve Beasant

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

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A new Health Foundation report has highlighted that national policy and planning for the NHS workforce in England is not fit for purpose. The report also found high staff turnover and instability across the NHS and a drop in the number of trainee nurses. Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton & Wallington, commented: “Instead of […]

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Responding to the news that the Cabinet Office will carry out a “full statutory inquiry” into the contaminated blood scandal, former Liberal Democrat Health Minister Norman Lamb commented: “It is good news that the government has bowed to pressure and agreed to a statutory inquiry. “This is crucial to ensure that the inquiry is completely independent from […]

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Commenting on the latest guidelines for Personal Independence Payment recipients, Norman Lamb, former Liberal Democrat Care Minister, said: “While I am pleased that the Government has budged slightly on giving disabled people the money they need to live with dignity, these changes leave much to be desired. “These concessions ignore several other major tribunal rulings […]

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Brexodus of EU nurses risks bringing NHS to its knees

by Steve Beasant on 2 November, 2017

The number of nurses and midwives coming to work in Britain from Europe has plunged by 89% since Brexit, figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) have revealed. The figures also show a 67% rise in the number of EU nurses leaving the NMC’s register: from 2,435 in 2015-16 to 4,067 in the last year. […]

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A new Health Foundation report has highlighted that national policy and planning for the NHS workforce in England is not fit for purpose. The report also found high staff turnover and instability across the NHS, and a drop in the number of trainee nurses. Baroness Judith Jolly, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson,  commented: “Instead of addressing […]

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Norman Lamb responds to Jeremy Hunt on mental health care

by Steve Beasant on 29 October, 2017

Responding to Jeremy Hunt’s comments on the Andrew Marr show this morning on improving mental health care that “Rome wasn’t built in day,” Liberal Democrat former Health Minister Norman Lamb said: “It’s cold comfort for a teenager waiting months for treatment to be told that Rome wasn’t built in a day. “Jeremy Hunt committed to a vision […]

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The Daily Mail reported yesterday that at least two elderly patients a week die of hunger or thirst in Britain’s hospitals and care homes, official figures reveal. More than 100 over 65s died because of dehydration or malnutrition last year, according to data from the Office for National Statistics. Despite a general decrease in the […]

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Too many young people are still finding it hard to access mental health services and are not receiving the care that they need, a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found. One young person told the CQC that they waited 18 months to receive help. Former Liberal Democrat Care Minister Norman Lamb commented: […]

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Jeremy Hunt was warned about the risks of cyber attacks on the NHS a year before the devastating WannaCry attack, a damning report by the National Audit Office has revealed. Reports by the National Data Guardian and the Care Quality Commission warned the Department of Health in July 2016 that cyber attacks could jeopardise access to […]

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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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