01 MAR 2017

Dr Dan raises importance of mental health in prisons during Parliamentary debate

Dr Dan was delighted to have the opportunity to intervene in a Parliamentary debate on the importance of improving mental health and suicide prevention strategies in prisons.

Amongst other issues, Dr Dan raised the point that suicide in prisons should be taken no less seriously than a suicide which takes place in say, a hospital.  Dr Dan also highlighted the poor level of interaction between the wider mental health system and what goes on in prison, alongside the need to ensure continuity of provision when people return to the community upon discharge from prison.

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Iran’s Influence in the Middle East — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] (22 Mar 2017)
Daniel Poulter: My hon. Friend has brought forward an important and timely subject for consideration today. He mentions the US—does he agree that many of us were disappointed with the Iran nuclear deal? It dealt with Iran’s nuclear capacity, but there was a missed opportunity to tackle some of the state-sponsored terrorism and other underlying causes of instability in the middle east. That is...

Prisons and Courts Bill (20 Mar 2017)
Daniel Poulter: rose—