11 MAY 2018

Dr Dan meets Rising Political Star

Following a busy day in Central Suffolk, Dr Dan was delighted to meet with the Member of Youth Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Finlay McPherson.

Finlay is a student at Hartismere High School and he was keen to meet with Dr Dan to find out more about the role of an MP and how he can help to best represent his peer group in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich.

Amongst other things, Dr Dan was happy to learn more about Finlay's priorities for improving e-safety, the reduction of voting age and improving mental health facilities in schools here in Suffolk.

Dr Dan is looking forward to welcoming Finlay to Parliament later this year.

 

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ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment (15 May 2018)
Daniel Poulter: The Minister is absolutely right to highlight the issue of data, or the lack of it. In the interests of parity of esteem, is it also worth looking at introducing access targets in mental health for access to child and adolescent mental health services, which do a lot of the assessment of people with ADHD? Would that help drive better data collection in the NHS? Measuring against a target,...

ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment (15 May 2018)
Daniel Poulter: I did not intend to come across as discriminatory in the point that I made; it is CAMHS professionals—mental health professionals—who tend to do the assessments for ADHD in children. What is the Minister going to do about the recruitment crisis in CAMHS? Without those CAMHS professionals, we shall not be able to provide the diagnosis and delivery of care.