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. 

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Dr Dan Poulter MP

24 OCT 2016

Dr Dan meets Suffolk Polio Survivor and calls for One Last Push to eradicate Polio globally

On Friday 21st October, Dr Dan was honoured to meet with local constituent and polio survivor, Giles Long, who was chosen as the face of a new national campaign launched today, to coincide with World Polio Day.  Dr Dan was heartened to see first-hand the courage and determination shown by Giles in overcoming the many challenges of living with polio. Dr Dan was proud to sign up as a Polo Champion...

21 OCT 2016

Dr Dan takes the hot seat during a visit to St Edmunds Primary School, Hoxne

Dr Dan was delighted to visit staff and pupils at Hoxne's St Edmund's Primary School on Friday morning. He enjoyed a tour of the school, expertly provided by the Head Boy and Head Girl, before meeting with the School Council for a thought provoking and lively Q&A session. Dr Dan was very impressed with the amount of thought which had gone into the students' many questions. From there, Dr Dan...

20 OCT 2016

Dr Dan addresses Tropical Health and Education Trust Reception to launch new global health report

On Thursday 20 October, Dr Dan was delighted to address a reception to launch the Tropical Health and Education Trust's (THET) latest policy report, In Our Mutual Interest. The report pulls together the learning acquired by THET over many years working in international health partnerships. By examining the opportunities and challenges associated with health partnerships, the report highlights...

14 OCT 2016

Dr Dan launches Blue Light Flashers Charity Calendar

Following the Broadband Summit meeting, Dr Dan was delighted to visit a team of dedicated East Anglian Ambulance technicians from East Suffolk who has come together to create a "naked" fundraising calendar, in memory of their dear friend and colleague, Gary Smithen.  Gary sadly lost his fight against cancer earlier this year, whilst still in service, and colleagues wanted a way of remembering...

14 OCT 2016

Dr Dan Chairs Broadband Summit Meeting

The need for reliable broadband connectivity is something which Dr Dan is steadfastly committed to seeing rolled out not only here in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, but also across the entire county of Suffolk. For this reason, Dr Dan called a Broadband Summit meeting, to review progress to date but more importantly, to consider the challenges and timings for the remaining rollout. On Friday...

08 OCT 2016

Dr Dan visits the 2016 Great Framlingham Sausage Festival

Dr Dan thoroughly enjoyed a visit to this year's Great Framlingham Sausage Festival where he took time to meet the record number of entrants, all in hot pursuit of one the coveted titles for best sausage in their category. Aside from sampling the many delicacies on offer, Dr Dan enjoyed visiting the many stalls around the town and met a number of residents and businesses, all of whom were...

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Speaker’S Statement (Select Committee Chairs): House of Lords Reform and Size of the House of Commons (19 Oct 2016)
Daniel Poulter: The Minister is right to talk about the importance of democratic legitimacy. Does he accept that it is democratically illegitimate to have hereditary peers sitting and having any say in our democratic process? It gets in the way of the legitimacy of some of his other arguments when that very simple change could be put forward to help him carry through some of the arguments he is making about...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Education England: Finance (17 Oct 2016)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget for Health Education England (a) was in each year since 2012 and (b) will be for 2017-18.