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Sir Bruce Keogh outlined some of the problems that the NHS could face if it did not carry out major reforms and get extra funding. “If we don’t get this right, we run the risk of deteriorating quality, deficits beginning to emerge, waiti... Continue to article
Norman Lamb said a warning by NHS England boss Simon Stevens of a fresh £8bn funding gap facing the NHS was "one estimate", but endorsed his latest report. "It’s one estimate but I am broadly in line with the overall case that he makes..... Continue to article
Check against delivery Before I say anything else, I’m sure I speak on behalf of all Liberal Democrats when I say that our hearts and condolences go out to the family and friends of Alan Henning and David Haines for their tragic loss. ... Continue to article
Norman Lamb said he was “thrilled” at a promise to put mental health “smack bang on the front page” of the Liberal Democrats’ election manifesto. “I've fought for this for many years and I'm absolutely thrilled that we've got there. And ... Continue to article
Labour is "resistant to change" in the NHS, Norman Lamb has said, as he warned Liberal Democrat activists against trusting either of the two other parties with the future of the health service. Addressing the Lib Dem conference in Glasgo... Continue to article
Liberal Democrats press release Liberal Democrats will protect the National Health Service budget in the next Parliament. Under plans announced in the party's manifesto, NHS spending will rise by at least the rate of inflation over the n... 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.
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