A new Beveridge Commission to save the NHS

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. 

 

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Standing up for coastal communites

key_coastal_communities.jpgIt 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.

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Better health and care

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.

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Cap on care costs

Cap on care costs

As Care Minister I secured a commitment to deliver reform of our unfair care funding system. The reforms would have made sure people didn't have to sell their house in their lifetime to pay for care, and that far more people would get some financial help towards their care. The Tories have now said the reforms will not be introduced next year as planned. Will you sign my petition to demand they honour their commitment?