18 OCT 2018

Suffolk MP appointed Chair of influential Parliamentary Global Health Forum

Local MP, Dr Dan Poulter has been re-elected as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global Health. The APPG is an influential group which provides a platform to identify and debate global health issues and concerns, as well as raising the profile of global health issues within Parliament and with Governments in the UK and beyond.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health was formed by Lord Nigel Crisp to focus on the underlying, cross-cutting health issues which affect us all, no matter where in the world we live. The group offers recommendations and advice to Parliament on key policies impacting health in the UK and overseas, and aims to influence those Government policies which most affect population health from across all areas of Government activity. Together with leading academic institutions, The Lancet and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health link the interests, impact and knowledge of MPs and Members of the House of Lords with the expertise and experience of the wider global health community.

Commenting on his appointment, Dr Dan said: "It is a great honour to have been re-elected as Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health and I would like to thank the Group for appointing me as their Co-Chair, alongside Lord Crisp. The APPG works hard to raise awareness of the physical and mental health challenges that we face here in the UK and overseas. I am looking forward to continuing to draw upon my experience and knowledge as a practising NHS doctor and building upon this influential Group's achievements, as well as working to improve healthcare for the benefit of patients here in the UK and globally."

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Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber (11 Dec 2018)
Private parking enforcement at commercial ports and trading estates – Daniel Poulter. Adjournment debate

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: General Practitioners: Recruitment (7 Dec 2018)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase the number of full-time equivalent GPs in England; and will he make a statement.