08 FEB 2013

Dr Dan meets with staff and pupils at Whitton Community Primary School

Dr Dan with Whitton Community Primary School Headteacher Richard Dedicoat during his recent visit and tour.Dan regularly takes time out of his busy local schedule to meet with young people in Ipswich and Suffolk. It was a real pleasure for him to visit Whitton Community Primary School last week. He spoke with Headteacher Richard Dedicoat about the importance of giving young people the best possible start in life, before being given a tour of the school, which received a ‘good’ rating in its most recent Ofsted inspection report.

Dan then met with a group of year 6 students for a question and answer session, and was impressed with the enthusiasm of the youngsters, who wanted to learn more about the work he does as their local MP. Under Richard Dedicoat’s leadership, Whitton Primary School has gone from strength to strength and Dan would like to thank Richard and his staff for their continuing 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...

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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...