Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan Poulter, has been unanimously re-elected for the third time as Chair of the influential All-Party Parliamentary Group on Maternity.
All-Party Parliamentary Groups are groups within the Houses of Parliament that have a membership of backbench Members of the House of Commons and Peers. They allow MPs to work constructively with others from different political parties on an issue of common interest.
The All-Party Parliamentary Maternity Group campaigns to raise standards of NHS care for pregnant women and women during childbirth. Fellow MPs are impressed with Dr Poulter’s medical background and expertise in women’s health which makes him a strong advocate for the needs of pregnant women.
Since its launch in 2000, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Maternity has held regular events and continues to commission studies in conjunction with experts in areas such as maternity and paternity leave, premature child birth and baby feeding.
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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...