Last week, Dan visited the Framlingham Technology Centre for his regular slot on community radio station, Radio Castle. Listeners were able to tune in and hear Dr Poulter online, as he discussed various topical national and local issues with Councillor Christopher Hudson and Peter Warren. Among the topics that came up were the Government’s NHS reforms and Dan spoke about how giving doctors and nurses – the people who know their patients best – a much greater say in how our health service is run will deliver an NHS that puts patients first and is true to its founding values.
Radio Castle, which operates out of the Framlingham Technology Centre, was set up in 2011 by directors Christopher Hudson, Colin Walker and Rupert Darrant and is run as a community interest company. Community radio stations like Castle Radio play a vital in reaching out to local people and Dan would like to thank Christopher Hudson and Peter Warren for inviting him onto Radio Castle. He very much looks forward to appearing on the station again soon.
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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...