09 NOV 2018

Gorseland Primary School Welcomes Local MP

At the start of a busy day visiting schools in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich to discuss the importance of UK Parliament Week, Dr Dan Poulter enjoyed meeting a group of students from Gorseland Primary School in Ipswich.

The students were keen to put their questions to their local MP, asking all about Dr Dan's work as a Member of Parliament, both here in Suffolk and in Westminster.

Aside from speaking with the students, Dr Dan also met with Head Teacher, Mr Darron Jackson, to discuss education funding, specifically special education needs funding.

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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...