29 MAY 2013

Dr Dan And Country Landowners Association Back Local Farmers And Food Producers At Suffolk Show

Dan was keynote speaker the Country Land and Business Association breakfast meeting at the Suffolk Show and reiterated his support for Suffolk's farmers and food producers and emphasised the vital role they play in providing fresh, nutritious food.

In his role as a Government Health Minister, Dan is leading efforts to ensure that farmers and food producers supply more locally sourced food to hospitals and other publically funded organisations.

Speaking to an audience of 250 people Dan said: 'Suffolk rightly has an excellent reputation for its locally produced food and drink and I am a great supporter of our local farmers, who have an important role to play not just in boosting our local economy but in improving patient health.'

'All hospitals should be providing high quality, fresh and nutritious food for patients, families and NHS staff, which means backing our local farmers and food producers here in Suffolk. Hospital patients benefit by having a varied and appetising menu and local farmers also gain by being able to sell their produce locally. '

Nicola Currie CLA Regional Director said 'We were delighted to have Dr Poulter as our speaker at the CLA' Suffolk Show Breakfast. Cutting food miles by serving local food in our hospitals is the right way forward, helping patients, our local economy and the environment."

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NHS Wholly Owned Subsidiary Companies — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (6 Mar 2018)
Daniel Poulter: The Minister is slightly at odds about the point being made. The point is not how it is open to the trust to procure the best clinical services but how, later, through a company, staff might be re-employed on a lower salary. Clearly, trusts already have flexibility through “Agenda for Change” to start people on a higher pay point, but I wondered more generally whether my hon....

NHS Wholly Owned Subsidiary Companies — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (6 Mar 2018)
Daniel Poulter: The hon. Lady and her colleagues are right to highlight the fact that the financial pressure on the NHS is the main driver for this situation. Does she agree that it is very difficult in some services to differentiate between administrators and back-office services, and frontline services? Sometimes, administrators and back-office workers are embedded in clinical teams, and this actually...