Dan spent time with some Ormiston Endeavour Academy Ambassadors who are students who want to make a difference to their school and help their fellow pupils. He listened as they explained what they are trying to achieve and the roles they have taken on. Dan was particularly interested to hear about their informative and hard hitting anti-smoking campaign which is primarily aimed at helping the youngest students and discouraging them from taking up smoking. Dan thought it was extremely well thought out and hopes it will make a big difference to the wellbeing of the youngest students at the school. Having seen the effects of smoking as an NHS doctor Dan strongly supports their efforts to help stop children from starting to smoke. Their efforts could have the positive effect of preventing someone suffering from lung cancer later in life.
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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...