26 JAN 2018

Providing a birthday surprise

Dr Dan Poulter dropped into Paddy Geere House, late last month, to surprise one of their residents on her birthday.

A long-standing supporter of Paddy Geere House in Whitton, Dr Poulter is well liked by the residents, who are always keen and pleased to see him - whether at their fetes and events throughout the year, or just to drop in for a cup of tea with them. Yesterday, he was made aware that it was one of the longer-term resident's birthdays, so he took time to drop in to see them and wish them well.

Dan enjoyed tea and cake with a group of staff and residents – with a special birthday cake for Yvonne Metcalf who was celebrating her 83rd birthday.

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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.