Dan always enjoys meeting with Suffolk’s teachers, governors and young people. Last week, he visited Sir Robert Hitcham Community Primary School in Framlingham, where he joined teachers and staff before holding question and answer sessions with pupils across different year groups. Dan spoke to pupils in three separate classes, and answered questions ranging from his work as an NHS hospital doctor to the role he has played in helping to secure £11.5 million in Government funding to provide high-speed internet speeds for homes, businesses and schools in areas such as Framlingham.
The school was given a glowing Ofsted report in its most recent inspection, and has gone from strength to strength under Head Teacher Helen Picton’s leadership. The pupils are a real credit to their teachers, and Dan very much looks forward to visiting Sir Robert Hitcham Primary School again.
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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...