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Rt Hon Norman Lamb

Chair of the Science and Technology Select Committee
Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for North Norfolk; Spokesperson, Health (Confirmed)

Norman Lamb has been the Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk since 2001. After serving as a minister in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, he was appointed Minister of State for Care and Support at the Department of Health in September 2012 and served in this position until the end of the Coalition Government in May 2015.  As Health Minister, Norman worked to reform the care system and led the drive to integrate health and social care, with a greater focus on preventing ill health. He also challenged the NHS to ensure that mental health was treated with the same priority as physical health, including the introduction of access and waiting standards in mental health for the first time. He served as the Liberal Democrat Health spokesperson between 2015 and 2017, and was elected Chair of the Science & Technology Select Committee in July 2017.

  • Outlining national progress on LTC and reinforcing the commitment to improve outcomes for 15 million people in England living with LTCs
  • Establishing a cross-party health and care convention to ensure our systems are sustainable and integrated
  • Funding areas that have the greatest impact on patient care such as social care, general practice, mental health and public health
  • Prioritising service improvements where there is good evidence of impact and developing longer-term solutions in areas of identified need
  • Rolling-out evidence-based models of support for people with mental ill health