It was a great pleasure for Dan to visit Ipswich Hospital on Christmas Day to pass on his thanks to all of the staff for their hard work and commitment all year round, as well as meeting with some of the patients and their families. As a qualified NHS hospital doctor, this was one of the very few Christmas Day’s where Dan hadn’t been working on the wards, and it was a great privilege for him to join the staff and chat to mothers in the maternity ward before visiting the midwifery led unit and the delivery suite. Dan is very proud of our local emergency services staff in Suffolk and would like to commend all of them for their extra hard work at this time of year
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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...