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

23 JAN 2015

The Future Looks Bright for Hartismere Hospital Following Dr Dan's Meeting with Local Health Chiefs

Plans to make Hartismere Hospital more of a health-hub for North Suffolk and South Norfolk came one step closer following a meeting of local health bosses on Friday 23 January 2015, called by Dr Dan. Dr Dan, who continues to work as an NHS doctor in an unpaid capacity alongside his role as an MP and Government Health minister, was delighted that the meeting confirmed Norfolk CCG's commitment to...

23 JAN 2015

Taking a Tour of the Woodlands Unit at Ipswich Hospital

Dr Dan paid another visit to the Woodlands mental health unit, based on the Ipswich Hospital site. The unit treats adults of all ages experiencing acute mental health issues who are unable to receive an appropriate level of care in the community. Dr Dan met with the hard-working staff members and was taken on a tour of the unit where he was also able to speak to patients about their experiences...

23 JAN 2015

Dr Dan Returns to Award-Winning Nursing Home

Dr Dan was delighted to return to Foxearth Lodge Nursing Home in Saxtead, where he is a regular visitor, and very proudly presented staff with the Gold Standards Framework Care Homes Accreditation Award. Foxearth Lodge is one of only 65 care homes to have received the award at 'Beacon Status', the highest grade possible for end of life care. Dr Dan would like to again congratulate the hard work...

22 JAN 2015

Dr Dan Joins Framlingham Scouts to Celebrate Burns Night

To celebrate Burns Night, Dr Dan joined the Framlingham Scouts to try out his cooking skills and to enjoy eating the haggis that they made. It was a pleasure for Dr Dan to see the Scouts so engaged in their task and he very much enjoyed sampling their cooking.

20 JAN 2015

Sir Robert Hitchams Primary School Visits Dr Dan in Parliament

Students from Sir Robert Hitchams Primary School in Framlingham visited Dr Dan in Parliament for a tour and question and answer session. Dr Dan was impressed with the wide range of questions from the students, ranging from the NHS, new housing developments in Framlingham to how the Government is protecting us against terrorism.

20 JAN 2015

Dr Dan Objects to Proposed Eye Power Plant

Dr Dan has thrown his support behind local residents objecting to Progress Power's proposed construction of a gas fired power plant in Eye. Dr Dan wrote a letter to the Planning Inspectorate in which he added his strong objections to those already expressed by many of his constituents including the community group Eye Airfield Parishes Working Group (EAPWG). Dr Dan...

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Written Ministerial Statements — Health: Language Controls: Health Professionals (29 Jan 2015)
Daniel Poulter: We greatly value the contributions that health care professionals from all over the world have made, and continue to make to our NHS, but it is essential that they have sufficient knowledge of the English language to provide safe patient care. In 2014, changes were introduced to strengthen the law in this area for doctors, by introducing language controls for European economic area (EEA)...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services: Northern Ireland (29 Jan 2015)
Daniel Poulter: The Department of Health is responsible for providing a United Kingdom position to the European Union, concerning eHealth technology issues. As part of this, the Department consults with the Devolved Administration eHealth leads to exchange best practice on the use of technology within the National Health Service. This is facilitated via the United Kingdom eHealth Forum which includes...