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. 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

27 NOV 2015

Dr Dan Welcomes Fair School Funding Breakthrough

Dr Dan has welcomed the Chancellor's commitment to introduce fair school funding as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review. Dr Dan has been calling on the Government to deliver a fairer funding model for schools based on pupil need, under which Suffolk schools would receive a further £178.06 per pupil per year, and recently signed an open letter asking the Government to reform the formula....

21 NOV 2015

Somersham Christmas Bazaar

Dr Dan visited Somersham's Christmas Bazaar in the Village Hall and was accompanied by Cllr James Caston, who showed him around the many stalls selling produce, games and Christmas tree displays. Dr Dan was pleased to see so many residents supporting this event which raised funds for the church.

21 NOV 2015

Dr Dan Begins the Festive Season at the Whitton Christmas Fayre

The busy Christmas season has begun and Dr Dan visited his first Christmas fayre of the year on Saturday in the Ascension Hall in Whitton, North West Ipswich. All proceeds from the fayre will help to raise funds for a new boiler which will cost £10,000 and Dr Dan was pleased to be able to support this. Ipswich Councillors Robin Vickery and Erion Xhaferaj were running their own stall in support...

20 NOV 2015

Dr Dan Gets Assurance That Community Care Beds Are Here To Stay in North Suffolk

Dr Dan has received reassurances from Suffolk health bosses that ten existing community care beds will remain in North Suffolk after the relocation of an Eye care home. Dr Mark Shenton, Chair of the Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), confirmed to Dr Dan that the ten intermediate care beds currently located at Paddock House will be transferred to the new Care UK home...

15 NOV 2015

Dr Dan Urges 'Get Ready for Winter'

With winter on the way, Dr Dan has called on his constituents to ensure they are taking advantage of free help and support with home energy insulation to keep warm and reduce home energy bills. Dr Dan, who is a practicing NHS doctor and also a member of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee in Parliament, said: "It is really important to be prepared for winter and I want all my...

09 NOV 2015

Dr Dan Joins a Suffolk Police Shift

Dr Dan often spends time out and about with the front line staff of our emergency services. On Monday Dr Dan joined PC Burt and the Suffolk police in Framlingham to see at firsthand the hard work the Suffolk police do in keeping the town safe so that people can enjoy themselves as the busy Christmas season sets in. Our hardworking front line teams do a remarkable job in often challenging...

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Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services: Per Capita Costs (26 Nov 2015)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much NHS England spent per head on mental health in each year since 2008.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services (25 Nov 2015)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to ensure that the access and waiting time standards for mental health set out in the NHS Five Year Forward plan are implemented in full.