Healthwatch Suffolk is an independent regional organisation which was set up with the objective of being an influential and effective voice for the people of Suffolk.
Recently Dan spoke at the first Healthwatch Suffolk AGM about the challenges which are facing Suffolk - an increasingly ageing population and how best to look after people, especially those with long-term conditions such diabetes, dementia and heart disease; providing care that will allow the elderly and vulnerable to stay at home and enjoy a good quality of life while remaining in their local communities near to friends and family.
He was delighted to catch up with Chief Executive Annie Topping who presented him with the report from Healthwatch Suffolk's first AGM.
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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Addictions: Health Services (19 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 270772 on Addiction Services, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of medically-staffed inpatient detoxification beds in England; and if he will make a statement.
Drug Treatment Services (16 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: I congratulate the hon. Member for Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith) on securing the debate. I agree with everything he said. I draw the attention of Members to my declaration of interest as a practising NHS psychiatrist and as someone who has worked in drug addiction, or drug treatment, services. I do not intend to rehearse the discussion on the lack of, or reduction in, funding for the...