Dr Daniel Poulter

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Daniel Poulter, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Dr Dan Poulter was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health in September 2012.

He was elected MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich in May 2010, having previously worked as an NHS hospital doctor specialising primarily in obstetrics, gynaecology and women’s health. Dr Poulter continues to practice medicine as an NHS hospital doctor on a part-time basis.

Dr Poulter was a member of the Health Select Committee, Chair of the Parliamentary Group on Maternity, and an Officer of the Parliamentary group to improve global health. He has previously helped to set up medical and lifestyle advice clinics for the homeless and people with drug and alcohol misuse problems.

Outside of medicine, Dr Poulter was previously Deputy Leader of Reigate and Banstead Council (2008 -10). He gained a law degree at Bristol University and a a degree in medicine from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine.

NHS information service for parents reaches 100,000 signups

More than 100,000 people have already signed up to receive online advice about looking after their baby – and a quarter of these are fathers. The NHS Information Service for … Read more → – NHS information service for parents reaches 100,000 signups

Improvements announced in NHS prosthetic care for war veterans

NHS services across the country are set to benefit from additional funding to improve prosthetic and rehabilitation services for ex-servicemen and women. The government is making £11 million available over … Read more → – Improvements announced in NHS prosthetic care for war veterans

New child abuse alert system for hospitals announced

Hospitals will have a new system to help doctors and nurses spot children suffering from abuse and neglect, Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter announced today. Work on the system will … Read more → – New child abuse alert system for hospitals announced

Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum final event

Health minister Dr Dan Poulter and Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies attended a reception this week with members of the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum, to … Read more → – Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum final event

Digital strategy: Leading the culture change in health and care published

The department has published its digital strategy, setting out its ambition to become a Digital First department of state, with digital tools and techniques embedded throughout its work. The strategy … Read more → – Digital strategy: Leading the culture change in health and care published

Updated small and medium sized enterprises action plan published

The department has republished its small and medium sized enterprises (SME) action plan. This sets out the activities that will take place to support SMEs during the department’s procurement processes. The … Read more → – Updated small and medium sized enterprises action plan published

Regulations for medical revalidation come into force

The regulations for medical revalidation made by the GMC, and the start of the relevant enabling provisions in Part IIIA of the Medical Act 1983, have now come into force … Read more → – Regulations for medical revalidation come into force