Last Friday, Dan visited the Framlingham Technology Centre for an afternoon slot with Councillor Christopher Hudson on community radio station, Radio Castle. Listeners were able to tune in and hear Dan online. Among the topics that came up was the refurbishment of the Maternity Unit at Ipswich Hospital, which Dan had opened on the 5th December.
Radio Castle, which operates out of the Framlingham Technology Centre, was set up in 2011 by directors Christopher Hudson, Colin Walker and Rupert Darrant and is run as a community interest company. Community radio stations like Castle Radio play a vital role in reaching out to local people.
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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...
Children and Mental Health Services — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (16 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate; he is making some very good points. As he recognises, CAMHS are the Cinderella services of the Cinderella service—mental health is still woefully underfunded in comparison with many other parts of the NHS. Does he also recognise that CAMHS recruitment is a real challenge? The August 2019 fill rates for higher trainees in the UK stand at...