Norman Lamb spoke at the University of East Anglia on 19 November 2015 as part of the Autumn ‘Charles Clarke in-conversation’ series.
Norman Lamb has been the Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk since 2001. 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 broken care system and led the drive to integrate health and 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, with access waiting standards being introduced this year.
He was educated at Wymondham College, Norfolk and the University of Leicester, where he studied law. 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.
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