It was a real pleasure for Dan to visit the Somerville Foundation in St Margaret’s Green last week. The Foundation is a charity that supports adults and young people born with a heart condition by providing practical and emotional support, enabling them to take control of their lives. As a doctor, Dan knows that being born with and growing up with a heart condition can be extremely difficult, which is why the Somerville Foundation provides information leaflets and support, so that people know where to turn to for advice and help. Dan very much enjoyed hearing about the work of the foundation and would like to thank National Director John Richardson for inviting him to visit .
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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...