26 OCT 2018

Remembering the Great War in Framlingham

While visiting Framlingham shops and businesses, Dr Dan also enjoyed a visit to the town's church where he met with a number of volunteers preparing the church for its annual Remembrance Service on Sunday 11th November.

This year is extra special, with communities across Suffolk coming together to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Keen to mark the occasion, the community has come together, appealing for hand-made poppies, to create a stunning display which will cascade down the Church porch on remembrance Sunday.

Overwhelmed by the response, volunteers have now received in excess of 3000 hand-knitted and crocheted poppies, which are all being painstakingly sewn together to create the dramatic display. As well as the traditional red poppies, there are also a few striking purple poppies, which pay homage to the war horses and animals who also gave the ultimate sacrifice.

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NHS 10-Year Plan (19 Feb 2019)
Daniel Poulter: The hon. Gentleman is right to highlight the Blair Government’s injection of cash into the NHS and the meaningful difference that that made to many patients’ lives. On the waiting-time targets, if we are serious about parity for mental health and physical health, we should reflect on the fact that historically there have not been access targets for mental health of anywhere near the same...

NHS 10-Year Plan (19 Feb 2019)
Daniel Poulter: The plan recognises that some proposals in the Health and Social Care Act 2012 were made in error when it comes to the transference of powers to public health bodies and local authorities. However, based on my reading of the plan, the omission from that list relates to addiction services. If we are serious about mental health and about improving care and reducing health inequalities in areas...