26 APR 2012


Dr Dan outside Ipswich Hospital

Dr Dan Poulter, Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, has called on hospital managers to recruit for a vital community specialist nurse post at Ipswich Hospital. The hospital cut the frontline Multiple Sclerosis Nurse post in September 2011 and the position has remained vacant for the past six months.

Dr Poulter has also urged hospital bosses to ensure that key stakeholders, such as the Multiple Sclerosis Society, are properly consulted as part of plans to develop a jointly funded specialist nurse post with the Suffolk Primary Care Trust.

Ipswich Hospital recently carried out a review of the specialist Multiple Sclerosis post and found the position to be of great importance, particularly as a way of supporting Multiple Sclerosis patients in their own homes and communities, thereby preventing inappropriate hospital admissions. The hospital is now in the process of developing a new jointly funded specialist post with the Primary Care Trust, as part of wider plans to deliver a new model of integrated care that provides better care in the community for MS patients.

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Daniel Poulter: I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing this debate. As a remain voter, I am sympathetic to her position, but does she agree that sometimes one of the main drivers of tourism is the exchange rate, and one thing we have seen is increased tourism as a result of decreased value of the pound against the euro and other currencies, perhaps as a direct consequence of that Brexit vote? I know she...

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Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to work with the devolved administrations on future trade deals for UK agriculture.