26 APR 2013

Dr Dan takes time out to talk medical ethics with Stradbroke High School pupils

Dr Dan speaks to GCSE students at Stradbroke High School about medical ethicsDan always makes time to talk to young people to encourage them in their education. Last week, Dan was delighted to visit Stradbroke High School, where he spoke to GCSE students about the subject of medical ethics, before meeting with Headteacher Andrew Bloom. As both a doctor and a Government Health Minister, Dan understands more than most the arguments and sensitivities surrounding contentious issues such as abortion, IVF treatment, Euthanasia and stem cell research, and he presented both sides of the argument as well as highlighting his own experience of working as an NHS hospital doctor, when answering the students’ questions.

He very much enjoyed the discussion and would like to thank Ruth Hurren, Head of Philosophy and Ethics and PSHE, for inviting him to speak to the students. We are fortunate to have many dedicated and committed teachers and school governors in Suffolk who act in the best interests of the children they look after and teach. Under Headteacher Andrew Bloom’s leadership, Stradbroke High School became an Academy Trust last year and has continued to go from strength to strength. Dan will continue to fight for the interests of Suffolk’s rural schools and he looks forward to visiting Stradbroke High School again soon.

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King’s College Hospital (16 Jan 2018)
Daniel Poulter: My hon. Friend makes a fair point, although it is difficult for a board that has effectively had a merger foisted on it to appreciate fully how a hospital will run across two sites—or even three sites, with Orpington as well. I am sure the Minister will go away and think about that in the context of the PFI and whether something more could be done to help with the PFI debt.

King’s College Hospital (16 Jan 2018)
Daniel Poulter: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I draw your attention and that of Members to my declaration in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. It is probably worth pointing out, too, that I had the pleasure of being a medical student at King’s many years ago. I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Dulwich and West Norwood (Helen Hayes) on securing...