07 AUG 2012


Dr Dan with staff at the maternity unit at Ipswich HospitalMember of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan Poulter, has been unanimously re-elected for the third time as Chair of the influential All-Party Parliamentary Group on Maternity.

All-Party Parliamentary Groups are groups within the Houses of Parliament that have a membership of backbench Members of the House of Commons and Peers. They allow MPs to work constructively with others from different political parties on an issue of common interest.

The All-Party Parliamentary Maternity Group campaigns to raise standards of NHS care for pregnant women and women during childbirth. Fellow MPs are impressed with Dr Poulter’s medical background and expertise in women’s health which makes him a strong advocate for the needs of pregnant women.

Since its launch in 2000, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Maternity has held regular events and continues to commission studies in conjunction with experts in areas such as maternity and paternity leave, premature child birth and baby feeding.

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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....