Dr Dan has spoken out regarding his concerns around NHS and social care funding. As a practising NHS doctor, Dr Dan often sees people who are medically well enough to go home, but are forced to stay in hospital due to difficulties in arranging social care packages or appropriate accommodation.
Dr Dan has called for an urgent long term plan to ensure that the health and social care system is properly and sustainably funded and sees the introduction of a health and care tax as a possible solution.
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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....