Labour and Tories gang up against co-operation January 29th, 2016 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments Photo: Former Lib Dem Health Minister Norman Lamb The Labour and Conservative Parties ganged up tonight in Sefton.’s Council Chamber to vote against inter-party co-operation to address problems with Health and Social Care. Local Liberal Democrats had asked the council formally to support moves being taken by former health ministers of three political parties to work together in a Commission mirroring the Beveridge Commission which set up the NHS originally. The idea is to look at ways to see how Health and Social Services could be brought together more efficiently, thus saving suffering and freeing up cash to provide more and better care in times when money is hard to find. Former Lib Dem Health Minister Norman Lamb (pictured above) has gained the backing of former Conservative and Labour Health Secretaries Steven Dorrell and Alan Milburn to try to persuade government to develop Health and Social Services on non- political lines Southport .Lib Dem Health Spokesperson Councillor Tony Dawson said: “It is very sad to see grown men playing silly games like this when there are hundreds of thousands of lives which could be improved every year.. We should be co-operating both in the Council and at national government level to bring Health and Social Services together. I am sick and tired of having to pick up the pieces of people’s lives which have been ruined as they are pushed from pillar to post between different bodies with no one taking responsibility.” The Commission proposal has also been supported by ‘NHS Survival’ – a group of 8,000 doctors, patients and and members of the public committed to ensuring the survival of the health service. http://www.nhssurvival.org/ http://www.libdems.org.uk/norman_lamb_calls_for_a_commission_into_the_health_and_social_care_crisis Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!