Dr Dan Poulter has been the MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich since May 2010. Between 2012 and 2015 he was a Government health minister with responsibilities including maternity, child health, veteran’s health, NHS procurement, NHS estates, and the NHS workforce. He is currently Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global Health and a member of the Energy Security and Net Zero House of Commons Select Committee.
Dr Poulter has extensive knowledge and public policy expertise in health & social care, energy & climate change, agriculture, international development, public sector procurement, and drugs laws.
Dr Poulter studied law at Bristol University followed by medicine at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine. He is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and an Associate of Kings College London. He still works as an NHS doctor in the field of mental health, liaison psychiatry and addictions on a part-time basis. He is also a trustee of two Suffolk based charities including a care farm and a sheltered housing provider in Ipswich.
Dr Poulter lives near Framlingham and works hard to secure a better future for everyone in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich.