05 MAR 2014
Dan visited Suffolk institution, Skinners Mill in Stradbroke. The Mill has been owned and operated by the Skinner family for seven generations.
Dan was delighted to meet owner Mr Roger Skinner and Matthew Peters, Operations Manager, for a tour of the mill. Dan was shown the process of turning ingredients (using locally grown cereals whenever possible) into dry dog food which is then transported...
27 FEB 2014
Dan was delighted last week to be given the opportunity to experience the day to day work of one of our local Housing Associations. During Dan's visit he joined the Flagship Housing team in going to the home of a tenant who had spotted his boiler was leaking. A phone call to the Housing Association soon bought a plumber with his apprentice to check out the problem and find a solution.
20 FEB 2014
Dan went to a meeting of the local FASD Trust. Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders is a term for several diagnoses that are all related to prenatal exposure to alcohol (i.e. while a baby is still in the womb).
FASD covers a wide range of birth defects which are caused entirely by women drinking alcohol at any time during pregnancy.
The condition often goes undiagnosed, or is misdiagnosed, for...
19 FEB 2014
Dr Dan Poulter, Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North West Ipswich spent part of last week with Health Visitors and School Nurses based at Whitton Clinic.
Dan joined local Health Visitor Marc Osborne when he went to check on the progress of a new born baby. Health Visitors provide families with new born babies healthcare and advice.
"As a NHS doctor I always enjoy...