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Norman Lamb warned that the public had not yet come to terms with the pressures on the NHS’ budgets. “Ringfencing the NHS, as I think the Conservatives have argued for, isn’t enough; you need extra investment. Incidentally, to get the ga... Continue to article
Norman Lamb said the NHS needs a combination of reform and resources to succeed. "We’re working on that assumption, we’ve accepted the analysis from Simon Stevens, I think it was a very good, forward view. He recognised that the system ... Continue to article
Chancellor George Osborne makes his Autumn Statement in the House of Commons (12:30pm). Please contact your political consultant for details of Dods Monitoring's coverage throughout the day Care Minister Norman Lamb, shadow public health... Continue to article
Following the release of a damning report into the state of care of disabled people in England, Norman Lamb said legislation was necessary to improve services. “The Government and indeed I could not have been clearer over a sustained per... Continue to article
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announces a £214m investment in cycling Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond meets with Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Rome (12:00) Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announces that the Ea... Continue to article
Home Secretary Theresa May speaks at a Women’s Aid event in the House of Commons (4:00pm) Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has announced further roll out of universal credit Crime Prevention Minister Lynne Featherstone pu... Continue to article
Chancellor George Osborne speaks at the Newspaper Conference’s annual lunch in London Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt speaks at the Foundation Trust Network conference in Liverpool (2:00pm) Business Secretary Vince Cable speaks at the As... Continue to article
Norman Lamb said the mental health system is “a broken system”. “There are some great professionals in it, but they are constantly being let down by the system. Youngsters and children are let down as well and that has to change. “The... Continue to article
Norman Lamb said children with mental health problems being held in police cells was “intolerable” and “has to end”. “We introduced what we call a crisis care concordat earlier this year, which, for the first time ever says what should h... Continue to article
Norman Lamb signalled the Government could announce an increase in funding for children’s mental health services in December’s Autumn Statement. “Across the country we’ve seen a very varied picture. There’s a survey by YoungMinds, the ch... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Treasury questions (topicals at 12.15pm) 12:30pm: Ministerial statement on London Borough of Tower Hamlets Main business Ten minute rule motion: Abortion (Sex-Selection) Bill (Fiona Bruce, Con, Congleton)... Continue to article
Downing Street has continued to back Fiona Woolf as chair of the inquiry into historic child abuse. Ms Woolf has come under pressure from victims’ groups and MPs over her links to former home secretary Lord Brittan. However, the Prime M... Continue to article
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
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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