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Mental health patients will have the right to choose where they get NHS treatment from today, the Care Minister has announced. Speaking at Health Questions in the Commons, Norman Lamb described the change as a necessary step on the path ... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron visits Yorkshire and the Humber this afternoon after returning from the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude delivers the Oakeshott memorial lecture at an ICAEW event in ... Continue to article
Norman Lamb called for an end to the "institutional bias" against mental health in the NHS. "There is a real stigma still that applies to mental health generally, and I think men in particular find it incredibly difficult to talk about f... Continue to article
Norman Lamb said he would vote to change the law to allow people with terminal illnesses to choose to end their lives. “I would support a change in the law if we’re given the opportunity on a free vote to have our say on it, and I’ve act... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron delivers a speech in Coventry on skills and the economy Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg speaks at the Royal United Services Institute in London on security and privacy in the internet age (08.15) Labour ... Continue to article
Education secretary Michael Gove meets anti-FGM campaigner Fahma Mohamed Foreign secretary William Hague visits Washington D.C. Business minister Michael Fallon speaks the Aerospace Growth Partnership Conference in London (13.35) C... Continue to article
Norman Lamb said the Government was committed to providing the support needed for people who are detained in prison and suffering from mental health problems. "We're spending an awful lot of money but we're not spending it in an effectiv... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron chairs a COBRA meeting on flooding in England Home secretary Theresa May makes an oral statement updating the Commons on the Hillsborough disaster (12.30) Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander (1... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron visits flood stricken areas in the South West Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg delivers a speech at Mansion House this evening on the Liberal Democrats' business credentials Labour Party leader Ed Miliband... Continue to article
Norman Lamb said people suffering from mental illness should only be put in police cells in the most exceptional circumstances. "Every area should have agreements in place for where youngsters but also older people - it’s unacceptable al... Continue to article
The Thalidomide Fund will recieve a grant of £80 milllion over the next ten years, Health Minister Norman Lamb announced in the House of Commons.<br /><br />
The moves comes as a three year pilot scheme introduced by Labour expires in the new year.
The three major parties clashed angrily on social care in a TV debate; Health Secretary Andy Burnham has called for an all-party conference to discuss how to fund social care.
Nick Clegg and David Cameron have allowed for Liberal Democrat and Conservative MPs to work together on a joint policy prospectus for the coalition in the second half of this parliament.
Labour and the Liberal Democrats can have a "civilised dialogue" to seek common ground in this Parliament, according to Nick Clegg's parliamentary aide Norman Lamb. He said Labour's reaction to the forming of the Coalition had been largely "hysterical", but that as "plural politicians we should be willing to talk to Labour as early as the next election about working together in government".
The government plans a compulsory levy to create a universal system of social care for adults in England, health secretary Andy Burnham confirmed yesterday. Shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley dismissed Labour's plans as a "train crash".
The Liberal Democrats would not support the key Conservative health policy of an independent board to run the NHS in the event of a hung parliament, party health spokesman Norman Lamb said yesterday.
13/03/2014 on World at One, BBC Radio 4
09/03/2014 on Murnaghan, Sky News
18/02/2014 on Daybreak, ITV
26/01/2014 on The World This Weekend, BBC Radio 4
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18/04/2014 on Channel 4 News
18/04/2014 on PM, BBC Radio 4
18/04/2014 on PM, BBC Radio 4