Dr Dan was delighted to start off a busy day in the Central Suffolk and North Ipswich constituency with a visit to Stonham Aspal Primary School. Dr Dan enjoyed a brief tour of the school, before meeting with members of the School Council where they enjoyed a lively Question and Answer session with Dr Dan.
Next it was off to Debenham where Dr Dan enjoyed a tour of the many thriving shops and businesses in the town centre. Dr Dan enjoyed meeting business owners and residents on his visit around Debenham. Dr Dan was especially pleased to visit the new library facility, located within Sir Robert Hitcham CEVC Primary School.
Finally Dr Dan ended the day with another busy Constituent's Advice Bureau, this time in Stradbroke.
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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...