Norman Lamb has called for an independent commission to examine the future of the NHS and social care system. Health and care services are facing a massive crisis as a result of financial and demographic pressures. It is widely accepted that there will be a funding gap of £30bn in the NHS by 2020, and a shortfall of around £6bn in social care, which will have serious consequences for patient care. Norman argues that these pressures are now so severe that all parties must come together to fundamentally re-think how we can guarantee the future of the NHS and social care system.
It is now over a year since the floods that devastated homes and families along stretches of the North Norfolk coast in December 2013. A few weeks ago the Liberal Democrat Environment Minister, Dan Rogerson MP, visited one of the communities in North Norfolk worst-affected by the tidal surge. He was able to see for himself the eroding cliffs, and the homes that are most at risk.Read more
I know that local health and care services are a top priority for people in North Norfolk. That’s why, for as long as I have been your MP, I have made them my priority too. And for the past two years I have had an opportunity I never expected to improve services not just here but across the country in my role as Care Minister.Read more