29 MAR 2018

Dr Dan joins cross-party call for more funding for NHS

Dr Dan has this week joined leading MPs from across the political spectrum in calling for a tax rise to boost funding for the NHS.

A letter, organised by Dr Sarah Woollaston, chair of the Health and Social Care Select Committee, and signed by nearly 100 MPs, including Dr Poulter, urges the government to set up a Parliamentary Commission to look at the entire way health care is funded.

It calls on the government to "act with urgency and to take a whole-system approach to the funding of the NHS, social care and public health.  On behalf of all those who rely on services, we need to break down the political barriers and to agree a way forward."

The letter suggests that the Commission could take a year, calling on expert witnesses, and then reporting by Easter 2019.

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Homelessness among Refugees — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (17 Jul 2018)
Daniel Poulter: I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing today’s debate. It must have struck all of us in the Chamber that any of the challenges she has outlined that refugees face in beginning to engage with life in the UK—whether it be opening a bank account, getting a national insurance number or accessing appropriate healthcare—would be difficult for a British citizen to do within a...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Psychiatry: Consultants (16 Jul 2018)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many specialist older adult Consultant Psychiatrists worked in the NHS in England in each year since 2009 (a) in total and (b) as FTE.