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

18 JUL 2014

Dan meets Annie Topping Chief Executive of Healthwatch Suffolk

Healthwatch Suffolk is an independent regional organisation which was set up with the objective of being an influential and effective voice for the people of Suffolk. Recently Dan spoke at the first Healthwatch Suffolk AGM about the challenges which are facing Suffolk - an increasingly ageing population and how best to look after people, especially those with long-term conditions such diabetes,...

18 JUL 2014

Suffolk Farmhouse Cheeses

A glorious Suffolk day saw Dan at Suffolk Farmhouse Cheeses at Creeting St Mary. He was delighted to be able to pay another visit to this award winning company to catch up on how things have progressed since his last visit. A tour of the farm allowed Dan meet some of the pedigree Guernsey cows and sample some of the cheeses which are made by traditional methods. He would like to thank Jason and...

18 JUL 2014

Dale Hall Primary School

Dan had a very informative and enjoyable trip to Dale Hall Primary school. First he met Head teacher Mrs Alison Beckett, and then members of the school council. With such fantastic weather the question and answer session took place outside in the school bandstand. The children asked some very tough questions and certainly kept Dan on his toes! He thoroughly enjoyed meeting the school council and...

18 JUL 2014

Clarice House

Clarice House welcomed Dan for a tour around their premises. He was able to hear about the company's plans for the future. He was pleased to hear that the proposed development included a park gym and running track which would be free to use for local people. Dan would like to thank owner Stuart King for taking time out of his busy day to show him around.

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Dr Dan's work in Parliament

Written Answers — Health: Medical Treatments: Innovation (21 Jul 2014)
Daniel Poulter: My noble Friend Lord Saatchi has reintroduced the Medical Innovation Bill in the current parliamentary session as a private peer’s Bill, which had its second reading on 27 June. The Government is supportive of the principles of this Bill, but believes it is necessary to amend the Bill to ensure it does not: put patients at risk; deter good and responsible innovation; place an undue...

Written Answers — Health: Land (21 Jul 2014)
Daniel Poulter: The Department, including the national health service, has contributed surplus land capable of delivering 10,099 homes (including affordable homes) to the Public Sector Land Programme. The NHS is continuing to rationalise its estate, delivering cost savings, better value for money for the taxpayer and putting the money into patient services.

Written Answers — Health: Babies: Screening (21 Jul 2014)
Daniel Poulter: The requested data is not held centrally.