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 on an unpaid basis. 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

24 FEB 2015

MP Questioned by VI Form Politics Students

A group of VI form students from Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham had the opportunity to question Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter when they met him for a question and answer session in the Houses of Parliament this week. After watching Dr Dan respond live to Health Oral Questions in the Commons Chamber in his capacity as a Government Health Minister, the Government...

20 FEB 2015

Sackers Recycling Creating Local Jobs

Sackers Recycling is a family owned, family run business in Great Blakenham specialising in total waste management. Dr Dan met with the management of Sackers Recycling to talk about business regulation and to listen to how successfully their business is expanding and supporting Suffolk's local economy by taking on apprentices and creating local jobs.

20 FEB 2015

Supporting Excellent Care at St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich

Dr Dan visited the residents for lunch at St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich, who provide dedicated palliative care to patients, family and friends at difficult times in their lives. Dr Dan is actively involved in donating and fundraising in support of this excellent charitable care organisation and as an NHS hospital doctor and a Government health minister he was impressed by the commitment and...

19 FEB 2015

Dr Dan Updates Hartismere League of Friends on Improved Opportunities for the Hospital

Dr Dan met with Hartismere Hospital League of Friends to update them on the progress being made to expand the opportunities at the community Hospital. Dr Dan was successful in securing £1.5million for the refurbishment of the Hospital and is now working with the League of Friends to improve the facilities available for patients on site. As an NHS hospital doctor, Dr Dan prioritises patient...

18 FEB 2015

Touring Local Shops in Debenham

Dr Dan is a strong supporter of Suffolk's shops and stores and buys his food and drink locally. He joined Councillor Kathie Guthrie and former County Councillor Eddie Alcock OBE to visit the shops in Debenham, which was a great opportunity for him to meet the shopkeepers and local residents who support their town's services, and talk with them about important local issues including the roll out...

18 FEB 2015

Dr Dan Visits Framlingham's Shops

A regular shopper in his local shops in Framlingham, Dr Dan spent Wednesday morning visiting the cafés, pharmacies and retail shops of Framlingham to speak to the owners and shopkeepers about how well their local businesses are progressing in this vibrant Suffolk town.

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Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners (25 Feb 2015)
Daniel Poulter: NHS England has advised that all 20 of the pilots in wave one of the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund are delivering improved access to general practice, including additional appointments on evenings and weekends. In addition, some of the pilots continue to work on further improvements that will benefit patients such as the development of healthcare apps.

Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners: Essex (25 Feb 2015)
Daniel Poulter: There are now 36,294 full-time equivalent general practitioners (GPs) working and training in the National Health Service, an increase of 1,051 (3.0%) since September 2010 and a commitment to train and retain 5,000 additional GPs by 2020. NHS England is working with the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, and Health Education East Of England to increase the number of practice...