Dan always makes time to talk to young people to encourage them in their education. Last week, Dan was delighted to visit Stradbroke High School, where he spoke to GCSE students about the subject of medical ethics, before meeting with Headteacher Andrew Bloom. As both a doctor and a Government Health Minister, Dan understands more than most the arguments and sensitivities surrounding contentious issues such as abortion, IVF treatment, Euthanasia and stem cell research, and he presented both sides of the argument as well as highlighting his own experience of working as an NHS hospital doctor, when answering the students’ questions.
He very much enjoyed the discussion and would like to thank Ruth Hurren, Head of Philosophy and Ethics and PSHE, for inviting him to speak to the students. We are fortunate to have many dedicated and committed teachers and school governors in Suffolk who act in the best interests of the children they look after and teach. Under Headteacher Andrew Bloom’s leadership, Stradbroke High School became an Academy Trust last year and has continued to go from strength to strength. Dan will continue to fight for the interests of Suffolk’s rural schools and he looks forward to visiting Stradbroke High School again soon.
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Written Answers — Department for Transport: A14: Bridges (10 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many days the A14 Orwell Bridge has been closed in each year since 2000.
Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients (8 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of working-age adult mental-health bed admissions have taken place under the Mental Health Act 1983 in each year since 2009.