16 MAR 2017

Claydon High School interview Dr Dan live on BBC Radio Suffolk

As part of the annual BBC News School Report Day, a group of students from Claydon High School joined BBC Radio Suffolk's Mark Murphy to talk about mental health and what they are doing to tackle the issue in their own school.

Claydon High School has become only the second school in Suffolk to embark upon the Mental Health First Aid course, run in conjunction with the charity, Volunteering Matters.

Taking the opportunity to raise the issue with their local MP, the students interviewed Dr Dan live on air, asking his views about what more needs to be done to improve mental health services for all, especially young people.

When asked about whether or not Dr Dan would like to see all students in Suffolk undertake the mental health first aid training, Dr Dan replied that he would be very much in favour of seeing greater awareness of mental health being made compulsory in all schools.  

Listen to the full interview here  (Skip through to 39:40 to the start of the interview with Dr Dan)

 




10 MAR 2017

Dr Dan visits residents at Foxearth Nursing Home

Following a busy visit to Earl Soham Primary School, Dr Dan was pleased to meet the team and a number of residents at nearby Foxearth Nursing Home in Saxtead.

Dr Dan enjoyed a tour of the home and speaking with the team, before taking time out to meet the residents and even dabble in spot of home baking.

From there, Dr Dan had a number of meetings, including with Suffolk Chamber of Commerece where broadband and highways infrastructure were discussed, before finishing off the day with a busy advice bureau in the North of Ipswich.

 


10 MAR 2017

Dr Dan enjoys visit to Earl Soham Primary School

Dr Dan was delighted to start the day with a visit to Earl Soham Primary School, to hear about progress at the school and to meet the team.

Following a meeting with the Head, Dr Dan then enjoyed a tour of the school before taking time to answer a range of questions from the enthusiastic young pupils.  Dr Dan talked to the pupils about his role as an MP in Parliament and here in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich.

 


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.

Read more here


24 FEB 2017

Dr Dan speaks to Victoria Derbyshire on historic Copeland by-election result

At the start of a busy day in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan was pleased to speak with the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire Show on the historic win for the Conservative Party at the Copeland by-election.

Dr Dan joined the show from BBC Radio Suffolk's studio in Ipswich - watch here

(Scroll through to 17:50 into the show to see Dr Dan)

 

 

 


24 FEB 2017

Dr Dan meets with Sixth Form Students at Hartismere High School

Dr Dan was pleased to meet with staff and students at Hartismere High School to learn about progress and developments at the school.  Following an initial meeting with the Head, Dr Dan was then pleased to host a Question and Answer session with the school's sixth form students.

During the busy Q&A session, Dr Dan was exceptionally impressed with the preparation and forethought which had gone into the students' wide ranging questions. During the session, Dr Dan talked about his role as an MP in Parliament and here in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, as well as a range of current topical issues.

 


24 FEB 2017

Dr Dan visits Ormiston Endeavour Academy

Dr Dan was delighted to start the day with a visit to Ormison Endeavour Academy in Ipswich.  The visit was the perfect opportunity for Dr Dan to witness first hand the hard work and dedication of staff and students in bringing in a whole raft of improvements, which have led to the school achieving their recent "Good" rating from Ofsted.

Dr Dan was met by Ormiston Endeavour's Principal, Christine Woods, before enjoying a special tour of the school where he met with a number of students and staff.  The Academy's students were all to keen to demonstrate everything they had learned so far this academic year, but also to talk to Dr Dan about the major projects they are currently working on.

Following the tour, Dr Dan very much enjoyed hosting a Question and Answer session with the students and was very impressed with the amount of preparation and thought which had gone into the students' wide ranging questions.  During the session, Dr Dan talked about his role as an MP in Parliament and here in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich.

 


03 FEB 2017

Dr Dan visits Baylham Care Home

Rounding off a very busy day in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan was pleased to visit Baylham Care Home to hear of their continued successes and to meet some of the residents.

Following a tour of the Home and watching some residents' games, Dr Dan then had a private meeting with the owners of the care home to discuss their ongoing concerns around funding across the care sector.  Dr Dan was pleased to update them on his recent cross-party meeting with the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Theresa May, where calls were made for greater and more sustainable funding across the entire health and social care sector.

Finally Dr Dan was pleased to finish the day with another busy Advice Bureau in Bramford, where he enjoyed meeting a number of residents and to offer his assistance in resolving some of their concerns.


03 FEB 2017

Dr Dan meets with Suffolk County Council Education Chiefs

Following a busy Q&A session with Kesgrave High School sixth form students, Dr Dan was then pleased to meet with the senior leadership team at the school to hear of their continuing success, but also to address their concerns.

Dr Dan then attended a meeting at Suffolk County Council's headquarters in Endeavour House to discuss educational attainment and funding issues at schools across Central Suffolk and North Ipswich.

Dr Dan was pleased to learn that schools across his constituency are performing very well he was also able to feed back on issues from central Government, including a Westminster Hall debate he had spoken in during the previous week on funding for early years education provision.


03 FEB 2017

Dr Dan Poulter visits Felgains in Ipswich

Dr Dan Poulter was pleased to visit Felgain's in Ipswich on Friday morning to learn more about their new range of specialist products developed for the care sector.

As well as supplying mobility products to members of the public, Felgain's have also expanded and grown into providing specialist products for the care sector, including for therapists, hospitals and care homes.

During his visit, Dr Dan was very impressed with one of their many new products - the Raizer Emergency Lifting Chair, which is an innovative product which can be invaluable in helping to lift vulnerable people following a fall.  The equipment was demonstrated to Dr Dan during his visit, as the photograph shows.


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Prisons and Courts Bill (20 Mar 2017)
Daniel Poulter: My hon. Friend is making a valuable contribution. I agree with him about the many merits of this Bill. Does he not agree, though, that it is a missed opportunity to improve opportunities for prisoners and reduce reoffending, because improving and protecting the mental health of prisoners is not mentioned in clause 1?

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