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Photodynamic Therapy

EDM number 1767 in 2001-02, proposed by Sue Doughty on 16/10/2002.

That this House is dismayed at new preliminary recommendations issued by NICE on 14th October which would restrict the availability of photodynamic therapy for age-related macular degeneration to a small minority of patients with 'pure classic' wet AMD; notes that the recommendations propose that only a tiny minority of the 5,000 people diagnosed each year with the treatable 'predominantly classic' form of wet AMD should only be able to access treatment on the NHS by taking part in long-term clinical trials; believes this would condemn several thousand people each year, who are unlucky enough not to be taking part in the clinical trial, to an impossible choice of paying for private treatment or losing their sight; believes there is ample research evidence to prove the cost-effectiveness of PDT and to support NHS funding to everyone with pure classic and predominantly classic forms of wet AMD; notes that across the rest of Europe and the United States of America those with either pure classic or predominantly classic forms of wet AMD routinely receive PDT treatment; deeply regrets the two-year delay in NICE arriving at a workable decision on this matter which has resulted in avoidable sight loss for up to 15,000 people; calls on the Department of Health to strongly advocate widespread availability of PDT on the NHS for everyone with pure classic or predominantly classic wet AMD in line with the RCO guidelines and its current United Kingdom licensed indication in its next submission to NICE; and urges NICE to adopt this policy in its final appraisal determination.

This motion has been signed by a total of 62 MPs.

Sue Doughty16/10/2002GuildfordLiberal DemocratProposed
Annette Brooke16/10/2002Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Sydney Chapman16/10/2002Chipping BarnetConservativeSigned
Ian Gibson16/10/2002Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Sandra Gidley16/10/2002RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
David Amess16/10/2002Southend WestConservativeSigned
Roger Berry16/10/2002KingswoodLabourSigned
Ann Winterton17/10/2002CongletonConservativeSigned
Nigel Waterson17/10/2002EastbourneConservativeSigned
Rudi Vis17/10/2002Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Paul Tyler17/10/2002North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley17/10/2002Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Martin Caton17/10/2002GowerLabourSigned
Colin Breed17/10/2002South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Rob Marris17/10/2002Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Lynne Jones17/10/2002Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Martin Smyth17/10/2002Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Harry Barnes17/10/2002North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Betty Williams21/10/2002ConwyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock21/10/2002Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Annabelle Ewing21/10/2002PerthScottish National PartySigned
Bill Etherington21/10/2002Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
George Osborne21/10/2002TattonConservativeSigned
Alice Mahon21/10/2002HalifaxLabourSigned
Adam Price22/10/2002Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Vincent Cable22/10/2002TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer22/10/2002KeighleyLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin22/10/2002Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Simon Thomas22/10/2002CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Richard Younger-Ross22/10/2002TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Desmond Turner23/10/2002Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Bob Spink23/10/2002Castle PointConservativeSigned
Jenny Tonge23/10/2002Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Kevin McNamara23/10/2002Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd23/10/2002Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Nigel Jones23/10/2002CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Holmes23/10/2002ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Syd Rapson23/10/2002Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Paul Keetch23/10/2002HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson24/10/2002Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
David Heath24/10/2002Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Dean24/10/2002BurtonLabourSigned
Julie Kirkbride28/10/2002BromsgroveConservativeSigned
David Drew28/10/2002StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Graham Brady29/10/2002Altrincham & Sale WestConservativeSigned
Michael Fallon29/10/2002SevenoaksConservativeSigned
Win Griffiths29/10/2002BridgendLabourSigned
Vera Baird29/10/2002RedcarLabourSigned
Andrew Murrison30/10/2002WestburyConservativeSigned
Paul Truswell30/10/2002PudseyLabourSigned
Adrian Flook30/10/2002TauntonConservativeSigned
Edward Leigh31/10/2002GainsboroughConservativeSigned
Tony McWalter31/10/2002Hemel HempsteadLabour Co-operativeSigned
Andrew Dismore31/10/2002HendonLabourSigned
Christine Russell04/11/2002Chester, City ofLabourSigned
Peter Ainsworth04/11/2002East SurreyConservativeSigned
John Wilkinson04/11/2002Ruislip - NorthwoodConservativeSigned
David Heyes05/11/2002Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Michael Connarty06/11/2002Falkirk EastLabourSigned
Valerie Davey06/11/2002Bristol WestLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard07/11/2002WalthamstowLabourSigned
John Barrett07/11/2002Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned

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