Dr Dan has spoken out regarding his concerns around NHS and social care funding. As a practising NHS doctor, Dr Dan often sees people who are medically well enough to go home, but are forced to stay in hospital due to difficulties in arranging social care packages or appropriate accommodation.
Dr Dan has called for an urgent long term plan to ensure that the health and social care system is properly and sustainably funded and sees the introduction of a health and care tax as a possible solution.
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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...