Dr Dan was invited to Suffolk One Sixth Form College in Ipswich to speak to enthusiastic and committed students who were thinking of pursuing a career in the health sector, in a diverse range of specialities including midwifery, paramedics and GPs. As an NHS doctor and a Health Minister, Dr Dan takes an active role in encouraging young people to join the medical profession and knows what a rewarding career it can be.
There is still more to do to ensure that the world of medicine truly represents modern Britain, but today more than half of medical students are women, which was also evident in the number of women attending the meeting, and the profession has become much more ethnically diverse.
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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....