Government must properly fund A&E services

Commenting on A&E waiting times former Liberal Democrat Health Minister Norman Lamb, said:   “Today’s figures highlight the extraordinary pressure that hospitals are under across England. Immediate action is needed to ensure that A&E services – as well as the wider health and care system – are properly funded.   “Data which emerged today from … Continue reading Government must properly fund A&E services

Norman Lamb: PM must back Lib Dem NHS funding scheme

Responding to comments made by Theresa May about the funding of the NHS, Former Liberal Democrat Health Minister, Norman Lamb, said: “Although it is a step in the right direction for Theresa May to take a long-term approach to funding the NHS, it is not clear whether the government will commit to new revenue streams … Continue reading Norman Lamb: PM must back Lib Dem NHS funding scheme

Norman Lamb responds to backing for Lib Dem policy

Responding to the cross-party backing for Lib Dem policy, former health minister Norman Lamb said:  “If the prime minister is finally waking up to the fact that the NHS is desperately in need of more funding, then that is very welcome. "However, waiting to deliver this money at the point Britain leaves the EU means … Continue reading Norman Lamb responds to backing for Lib Dem policy

Norman Lamb: Impossible strain, with devastating consequences

Responding to reports that an NHS ombudsman has warned of 'serious failings' in mental health provision, former health minister Norman Lamb said: "This disturbing report is further evidence that the mental health system is under impossible strain, with devastating consequences for some of the most vulnerable people in our society. "Mental health budgets are being … Continue reading Norman Lamb: Impossible strain, with devastating consequences

Lib Dems respond to 6.5% pay rise announcement   

Responding to today's reports that the government will announce a 6.5% pay rise for NHS workers over 3 years, Liberal Democrat health spokesperson, Judith Jolly, commented: "This is a victory for the determined NHS staff members, who have fought tooth and nail and refused to accept the Tories' mean-spirited attempt to force them to sacrifice … Continue reading Lib Dems respond to 6.5% pay rise announcement   

Government must rethink use of Prevent by Mental Health Trusts

Commenting on reports that mental health trusts are putting patients through blanket screening as part of Prevent anti-radicalisation measures, former Liberal Democrat Mental Health Minister Norman Lamb, said: "Staff in mental health trusts should be free to focus on providing their patients with the best possible care, not being asked to treat them like criminal … Continue reading Government must rethink use of Prevent by Mental Health Trusts

Liberal Democrats: growth in infant mortality highlights desperate pressures on the NHS

Commenting on figures released today which show the first two year increase in infant mortality rates in England and Wales for the last 30 years, former Health Minister, Norman Lamb said: “Infant mortality has been in steep decline for over 30 years. However, this success cannot lead to complacency. “Figures released today show there is … Continue reading Liberal Democrats: growth in infant mortality highlights desperate pressures on the NHS