With his first-hand knowledge of the NHS, as a working hospital doctor, Dr Dan has long been an advocate of the return of 7 day GP services and has taken action to change things for the better. He has been working closely with our local GPs and healthcare teams for some time to extend GP and pharmacy opening hours, and to improve surgery facilities in areas including Claydon and Barham and North West Ipswich.

His efforts have been successful when it was announced that Suffolk succeeded in getting £2 million extra Government cash to begin to start the locally run, 7 days a week GP service that patients deserve, which will start with a new 7 GP care facilities for patients in Ipswich. 


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Dr Dan's work in Parliament

Mental Health: Assessment — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (22 Jan 2019)
Daniel Poulter: I thank the hon. Lady for giving way; she is being very kind. In relation to getting a full picture of suicidality, there are sometimes protective factors that stop people wanting to take their own life. For example, they may have children. There may be other factors in their life that mean that they would not want to go through with the act of ending their life, even though they are having...

Mental Health: Assessment — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (22 Jan 2019)
Daniel Poulter: I am sympathetic to a number of the points the hon. Lady makes, although, for an experienced medical professional, one component of assessing somebody who is unwell is looking at how they appear, because that may be a symptom of distress, self-neglect or other issues, notwithstanding the points she has made. One of the challenges she raised is that of those patients with fluctuating...