The Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP served as Minister of State for Care and Support from 2012 to 2015. He has been Member of Parliament for North Norfolk since 2001.
During his time as a Government Minister, Norman Lamb steered the 2014 Care Act through Parliament. He also played a leading role in driving mental health care to the top of the political agenda. He introduced the first ever maximum waiting time standards in mental health, pioneered the Crisis Care Concordat which seeks to transform the support given to people facing a mental health crisis, oversaw a reduction of 50% in the use of police cells for those in mental health crisis and helped treble the numbers of people getting access to psychological therapies.
He won the 2014 Political Studies Association award for best use of evidence in policy making and was given Rethink’s Chair’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Mental Health in 2015.