15 JUL 2016

Fresh Aspirations in Framlingham

At the end of another busy week, Dr Dan was pleased to spend time in Framlingham with some of the younger members of tomorrow's workforce, the Fresh Aspirations Forum. Dr Dan was encouraged to hear the wide variety of questions on many subjects that surround not only our exit from the European Union, but also lively discussion around the new technology industries that are expanding within Suffolk and its links with the agriculture sector. Indeed if the future of the country is in any way representative of the examples Dr Dan saw and heard from the Fresh Aspirations Forum, then Great Britain does indeed have a bright future ahead of it.

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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...