Healthwatch Suffolk is an independent regional organisation which was set up with the objective of being an influential and effective voice for the people of Suffolk.
Recently Dan spoke at the first Healthwatch Suffolk AGM about the challenges which are facing Suffolk - an increasingly ageing population and how best to look after people, especially those with long-term conditions such diabetes, dementia and heart disease; providing care that will allow the elderly and vulnerable to stay at home and enjoy a good quality of life while remaining in their local communities near to friends and family.
He was delighted to catch up with Chief Executive Annie Topping who presented him with the report from Healthwatch Suffolk's first AGM.
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Social Care Funding (17 Oct 2018)
Daniel Poulter: My right hon. Friend is right to highlight the link between healthcare and social care. If we are to care properly for people with the long-term conditions he has outlined, we need to have a more joined-up and integrated system. It is hard to deliver that when we have a taxpayer-funded NHS and a social care system in which many people now have to pay for their own care. In looking for a...
Offensive Weapons Bill: Ipswich-London Rail Fares (15 Oct 2018)
Daniel Poulter: I thank my hon. Friend’s welcome news on capping rail fares, but does he not also agree that it is difficult for customers to disaggregate the cost of the fare—those in Ipswich are very high per mile by national standards—from reliability and speed of service? Despite the cost of tickets from Ipswich, reliability and speed of service have not improved over the years....