It was a pleasure for Dan to visit Suffolk Family Carers in Claydon, to meet with Chief Executive Jacqui Martin. The single biggest healthcare challenge in Ipswich and Suffolk, is looking after our growing ageing population, which will bring a greater demand for high quality, integrated health and social care in the years ahead. Suffolk Family Carers provides a support network to offer practical advice to carers both young and old about how to care for relatives suffering from a variety of illnesses and conditions.
The Government has committed to establishing a local Health Care and Wellbeing Board in Suffolk, which will bring together local NHS, public health and social care commissioners to promote more integrated care and support for our elderly people, and charities such as Suffolk Family Carers will have a key part to play in providing the home and community support for older residents with conditions such as dementia. Suffolk Family Carers already plays a vital role in the local community, and Dan would like to commend Jacqui Martin and her team of staff and volunteers for their selfless hard work.
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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...