As part of his tour of local schools Dr Dan visited Hartismere High School to meet with students and speak about his role as the MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich. After addressing the students on the work he has been doing both in Parliament and across the constituency, Dan answered questions on a number of issues ranging from local transport, to the economy and terrorism.
Dan would like to thank Head teacher Jim MacAtear and all the students who took part in the lively and stimulating question and answer session.
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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...