22 SEP 2016

Dr Dan Re-Elected as Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health

Dr Dan has been re-elected as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global Health at the Group's recent AGM. The APPG is an influential group which provides a parliamentary platform to identify and debate global health issues and concerns, not to mention raising the profile of global health issues within Parliament and with Governments in the UK and elsewhere.

The APPG on Global Health was formed by Lord Nigel Crisp to focus on the underlying, cross-cutting health issues which affect us all, no matter where in the world we live. The group offers recommendations and advice to Parliament on key policies impacting health in the UK and overseas, and aims to influence those Government policies which most affect population health from across all areas of Government activity. Together with leading academic institutions, The Lancet and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health link the interests, impact and knowledge of MPs and Members of the House of Lords with the expertise and experience of the wider global health community.

Upon being re-elected as co-Chair of the group, Dr Dan said "It is a great honour to have been re-elected as Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health and would like to thank the Group for appointing me as their Co-Chair, alongside Lord Crisp. The APPG endeavours to raise awareness of the physical and mental health challenges that we face here in the UK and overseas. It is impossible to clearly differentiate the health challenges here in the UK from health issues abroad and it is therefore important to consider policies from across many sectors of Government which may also affect health policy, which can in turn lead to improving care for patients.

"I'm looking forward to continuing to draw upon my experience and knowledge as a practising NHS doctor and building upon this influential Group's achievements, as well as working to improve healthcare for the benefit of patients here in the UK and globally."

More information about the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health can be found at www.appg-globalhealth.org.uk

 

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King’s College Hospital (16 Jan 2018)
Daniel Poulter: My hon. Friend makes a fair point, although it is difficult for a board that has effectively had a merger foisted on it to appreciate fully how a hospital will run across two sites—or even three sites, with Orpington as well. I am sure the Minister will go away and think about that in the context of the PFI and whether something more could be done to help with the PFI debt.

King’s College Hospital (16 Jan 2018)
Daniel Poulter: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I draw your attention and that of Members to my declaration in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. It is probably worth pointing out, too, that I had the pleasure of being a medical student at King’s many years ago. I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Dulwich and West Norwood (Helen Hayes) on securing...