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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17 SEP 2014

Wear It Pink

Dr Dan Poulter MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich and Under Secretary of State for Health has joined the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign's flagship fundraiser, wear it pink day. The theme of wear it pink this year is to 'look good, do good' in support of breast cancer research. On Friday 24 October people across the country will come together to find fun...

12 SEP 2014

Cotton Village Hall

Dan was delighted to be invited to the re-launch of Cotton Village Hall on Saturday afternoon. After suffering from vandalism a year ago the local community in Cotton came together to not only raise in excess of £25,000 but to refurbish the hall in just a year, a truly remarkable achievement. Dan was able to meet many of the residents who played a part in rejuvenating their hall and he would...

12 SEP 2014

Dr Dan Backs Local Residents In Fight Over Gypsy Lane Railway Crossing

MPs Dr Dan Poulter and David Ruffley have called for an urgent meeting with Network Rail Chief Mark Carne to raise serious concerns about the future of Gypsy Lane Railway crossing at Needham Market. Gypsy Lane crossing has a history of accidents and following a fatality in 2011 an investigation took place resulting in a report by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch recommending the closure of...

05 SEP 2014

Dr Dan Adds His Voice In Calling For Action On Railways

Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter has called upon new Greater Anglia railways Chief Executive Jamie Burles to take action to improve the service to passengers following another week of disruption. This follows numerous complaints from commuters and other rail users in recent weeks about constant problems with the service. Dr Poulter said: "We all understand when an occasional...

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Written Answers — Health: Childbirth (12 Sep 2014)
Daniel Poulter: The latest data published by the Office for National Statistics in October 2013 shows that very few live births occur before 24 weeks gestation. Infant mortality rates for babies born this early remain extremely high. For babies born in 2011, one in 1,000 of live births occurred at less than 24 weeks; the infant mortality rate for these babies was 894.7 deaths per 1,000 live births. Data from...

Written Answers — Health: Apprentices (11 Sep 2014)
Daniel Poulter: The Department has had discussions with their counterparts at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) on the development of a higher apprenticeship for nursing. Aside from this, the Department has had no other specific discussions with BIS on the subject of apprenticeship reforms in general. However, the Department of Health will be implementing the Civil Service Fast Track...