26 JAN 2012

Local MP supports charity as it calls for urgent action to prevent babies' deaths

Dr Dan with Neal Long, Chief Executive of Sands and Health Minister Anne Milton

Dr Dan Poulter, Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich attended a parliamentary reception in the House of Commons on Thursday 19th January, organised by Sands, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity (Sands), as they launched their new report, Preventing Babies' Deaths: what needs to be done.

6,500 babies are stillborn or die shortly after birth every year in the UK. The charity's report proposes that 1,200 babies' lives could be saved every year through a combination of more research, better care and greater awareness of the risks of stillbirth and newborn baby death.

Last year, Dr Poulter visited Downing Street as part of a campaign led by the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity to hand in a petition calling on the Government to fund more research into the causes of stillbirths and to discover how improved screening for pregnant women could help to reduce the number of stillbirths in the UK.

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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.

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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...