I'm Dr Dan Poulter, MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich. The people of Suffolk are always my first priority, but when time permits, I continue to work as an NHS hospital doctor. I live locally and am a dedicated and hard working constituency MP. Please feel free to get in touch with me if I can help you in any way. Click here if you would like to receive my newsletter about what I am doing on your behalf on important local issues. Your details will not be passed to any third parties and you are free to cancel the updates at any time.

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Dr Dan Poulter MP

29 NOV 2015

Dr Dan Supports the St Elizabeth Hospice Light Up A Life Service

Dr Dan read a lesson and attended the annual St Elizabeth Hospice Light Up a Life Service in St Michael's Church, Framlingham, and joined the community in remembering family, friends and loved ones lost this year through a series of readings, Christmas carols, music and private reflection. Many of us have experienced the difficulty of losing a relative or friend, and the Light Up a Life event...

28 NOV 2015

Festival of Wreaths and Angels, Mendham

Dr Dan was delighted to be invited to attend the Festival of Wreaths and Angels in the All Saints' Church, Mendham, to view the many wreaths and angels of all shapes and sizes on display. Many local organisations and groups made beautiful and decorative wreaths for the occassion and raised over £1,000 for the Church. Dr Dan is very pleased with the lovely wreath that he bought...

28 NOV 2015

St John Ambulance Christmas Sale

Dr Dan continued the Christmas festivities and attended the very successful St John Ambulance Christmas Sale in Framlingham. Dr Dan enjoyed drawing the raffle, meeting residents and visitors and seeing so many people enjoying themselves in support of St John Ambulance and he was very pleased that a total of £1085.69 was raised for this worthy and dedicated first aid charity.

27 NOV 2015

Dr Dan Welcomes Fair School Funding Breakthrough

Dr Dan has welcomed the Chancellor's commitment to introduce fair school funding as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review. Dr Dan has been calling on the Government to deliver a fairer funding model for schools based on pupil need, under which Suffolk schools would receive a further £178.06 per pupil per year, and recently signed an open letter asking the Government to reform the formula....

21 NOV 2015

Somersham Christmas Bazaar

Dr Dan visited Somersham's Christmas Bazaar in the Village Hall and was accompanied by Cllr James Caston, who showed him around the many stalls selling produce, games and Christmas tree displays. Dr Dan was pleased to see so many residents supporting this event which raised funds for the church.

21 NOV 2015

Dr Dan Begins the Festive Season at the Whitton Christmas Fayre

The busy Christmas season has begun and Dr Dan visited his first Christmas fayre of the year on Saturday in the Ascension Hall in Whitton, North West Ipswich. All proceeds from the fayre will help to raise funds for a new boiler which will cost £10,000 and Dr Dan was pleased to be able to support this. Ipswich Councillors Robin Vickery and Erion Xhaferaj were running their own stall in support...

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Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services: Per Capita Costs (26 Nov 2015)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much NHS England spent per head on mental health in each year since 2008.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services (25 Nov 2015)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to ensure that the access and waiting time standards for mental health set out in the NHS Five Year Forward plan are implemented in full.