Ministerial role

Minister of State for Care and Support

Responsibilities

The minister is responsible for care and support at the Department of Health. Responsibilities include:

  • older people
  • dementia
  • local government
  • adult social care
  • carers
  • end of life care
  • mental health services
  • prison services

Current role holder: The Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP

Norman Lamb was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Health in September 2012. He has been the Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk since 2001.

Education

He was educated at Wymondham College, Norfolk and the University of Leicester, where he studied law.

Political career

Norman has held various positions in the Liberal Democrat party including Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Health, 2006 to 2010. In May 2010 he was appointed Assistant Government Whip, as well as Chief Parliamentary and Political Adviser and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.

Career outside politics

He worked for Norwich City Council as a senior assistant solicitor before joining Norfolk solicitors Steele and Co, where he became a partner and Head of the firm’s specialist Employment Unit.

Personal life

Norman is married with 2 children.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Paul Burstow MP

    • 2010 to 2012

Policies

  1. Improving care for people with dementia

    • 22 January 2015
  2. Making sure health and social care services work together

    • 16 January 2015
  3. Helping carers to stay healthy

    • 16 January 2015
  4. Helping people make informed choices about health and social care

    • 16 January 2015
  5. Making mental health services more effective and accessible

    • 3 April 2014
  6. Improving care for people at the end of their life

    • 25 March 2013
  7. Improving quality of life for people with long term conditions

    • 25 March 2013

Announcements

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  1. Peace of mind will be the measure of our success

    • 4 February 2015
    • Speech
  2. Emergency care for the mind

    • 10 December 2014
    • Speech
  3. Statement on Cancer Drugs Fund usage

    • 29 August 2012
    • Press release
  4. Bowel cancer campaign is relaunched

    • 28 August 2012
    • News story
  5. People too embarassed to consult GP about bowel cancer

    • 28 August 2012
    • Press release
  6. Applying for Capital Grant Scheme funding for hospices

    • 21 August 2012
    • News story
  7. Funding to support new social workers

    • 26 July 2012
    • Press release
  8. Applications for Workforce Development Dementia Fund now open

    • 26 July 2012
    • News story
  9. Speech: Paul Burstow, King’s Fund, 18 July 2012

    • 19 July 2012
    • Speech
  10. Department of Health to revamp outdated Victorian hospital deemed ‘not fit for purpose’ by the regulator

    • 11 July 2012
    • Press release