03 MAY 2018

Minister invites funding bid to improve mental health services in Norfolk and Suffolk

Working to secure better mental health services for patients and their families in Norfolk and Suffolk, Dr Dan secured an urgent debate in the House of Commons on Wednesday 2nd May, calling on the Government to provide greater support for mental health funding across Norfolk and Suffolk.

In securing the debate, Dr Dan specifically raised awareness of the challenges faced by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust directly with the Minister and he was delighted that in responding to the debate, the Minister was both receptive and sympathetic, encouraging the Trust to submit a bid for further 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...