Dr Dan recently attended the Coddenham Parish Council annual meeting, which was followed by an informative Question and Answer session with local residents. Unscripted questions were put to Dan on a number of issues, both local and national. Among some of the main topics of interest was his recent trip aboard the East Anglian Air Ambulance and his subsequent letter to the Health Secretary, signed by most of the East Anglian MPs, calling for a permanent helipad to be established Addenbrooke’s Hospital, so that the air ambulance can continue to play a full part in the rapid treatment of severely injured patients. He also discussed the need to provide more community-focussed health and social care to care for our growing ageing population in Suffolk, along with the Government’s planning reforms. Dan always enjoys the opportunity to talk to residents directly, and to hear their views as well as update them on the work he is doing as your MP and he would like to thank all of those who attended on the evening.
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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...