I'm Dr Dan Poulter, MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich. The people of Suffolk are always my first priority, but when time permits, I continue to work as an NHS hospital doctor on an unpaid basis. I live locally and am a dedicated and hard working constituency MP. Please feel free to get in touch with me if I can help you in any way. Click here if you would like to receive my newsletter about what I am doing on your behalf on important local issues. Your details will not be passed to any third parties and you are free to cancel the updates at any time.

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Dr Dan Poulter MP

28 MAY 2015

Suffolk Show 2015

Dr Dan was absolutely delighted to be able to attend this year's Suffolk show at Trinity Park. There was an exceptional turnout that was no doubt influenced by the fantastic weather. The show offers a great opportunity to see some of the many different types of businesses that are based in Suffolk, from the very small traders to the larger household names. You are also able to enjoy the many...

25 MAY 2015

Framlingham Gala

On Bank Holiday Monday Dr Dan visited the Framlingham Gala where he was accompanied on the Gala parade by James Cantrell. As always it was a memorable occasion and Dr Dan enjoyed meeting the many community groups taking part in the festivities. The money raised by the Gala goes to supporting the activities of Framlingham Sports Club and other community events.

22 MAY 2015

E Rand and Sons Ltd

In their centenary year, Dr Dan visited the staff and managers of E Rand and Sons, a family owned engineering company in Great Blakenham which supplies, installs and services diesel and gas engines. He enjoyed speaking to Jon Clarke and meeting the other staff members and visiting the workshop.

22 MAY 2015

MP updates St Pancras Primary School on road safety measures

Dr Dan revisited the School Council at St Pancras Primary School to update them on road safety measures surrounding the school. Dr Dan first visited the school last year where the students presented him with a package of road safety measures that they would like to see implemented to improve road safety around their school. Dr Dan wrote to Suffolk County Council and read the children the...

22 MAY 2015

Easton Pre-school

Dr Dan popped in to Easton pre-school on Friday morning to chat with the staff and join the children outside in the sunshine. The pre-school serves communities from Easton and many other surrounding towns. Sandy herself has been at the pre-school for 25 years and Dr Dan enjoyed speaking to her about her experiences and their plans to expand. He was very pleased to see how happy the children were...

15 MAY 2015

Thank You

"I was honoured to be returned as Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich last Friday and delighted to be given the added bonus of an increased majority. I would like to thank everyone for the confidence that they have shown in me and for the great support for which I am enormously appreciative. During the election campaign, my team and I visited every part of the...

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Written Answers — Department of Health: Nurses (25 Mar 2015)
Daniel Poulter: Hourly ward rounds (known as intentional rounding) are viewed as good practice but are not mandated. National Health Service organisations with their knowledge of the patients they serve are best placed to decide if hourly ward rounds should be implemented based on clinical need and sound evidence. Depending on their need, some patients may need more contact with nursing staff, while others...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS Protect (25 Mar 2015)
Daniel Poulter: Spending on NHS Protect does not represent the total spend on anti-fraud activity across the Department of Health group. In November 2014 the Department created a DH Anti-fraud unit which is responsible for developing, implementing and reviewing the group wide anti-fraud strategy. Further investment of £5.87m has been made to tackle prescription charge evasion and dental contractor...