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Advanced Parkinson's Disease

EDM number 2960 in 2010-12, proposed by Duncan Hames on 17/04/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Diseases and Health education and preventive medicine.

That this House notes with concern that an estimated 127,000 people in the UK have Parkinson's disease, that a further 10,000 people will be diagnosed with the disease in 2012 and that one in 20 will be under the age of 40; recognises that Parkinson's is a complex progressive disease that impacts on every aspect of daily living, which is especially true as the disease progresses into the advanced stage; is concerned by the findings of the Public Accounts Committee's recent report on services for people with neurological conditions which demonstrates that there are considerable geographical variations in service provision for people with Parkinson's disease and no system for holding commissioners to account for quality of care at all stages of the disease; further notes that early identification of problems and access to an expert who specialises in movement disorders gives patients greater flexibility of treatment and management options, particularly in the later stages of the disease when conventional therapies can no longer control symptoms adequately; welcomes the launch of the Advanced Parkinson's Pathfinders Handbook, which was developed in collaboration between the European Parkinson's Disease Association and Abbott to help people know what they should expect as their disease progresses and to provide information and support on how to get the most out of life with Parkinson's disease; and urges the Government to ensure the proposed NICE quality standard for Parkinson's disease is prioritised for development and reflects the progressive nature of the disease to ensure that the changing needs of people with Parkinson's disease are met at every stage of their patient journey.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Duncan Hames17/04/2012ChippenhamLiberal DemocratProposed
Bob Russell17/04/2012ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mark Durkan17/04/2012FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Andrew George17/04/2012St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley17/04/2012Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Stephen Lloyd17/04/2012EastbourneLiberal DemocratSeconded
Grahame Morris17/04/2012EasingtonLabourSigned
Don Foster17/04/2012BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Margaret Ritchie17/04/2012South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Mike Hancock18/04/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin18/04/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Martin Caton18/04/2012GowerLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell18/04/2012Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Alan Meale18/04/2012MansfieldLabourSigned
William McCrea18/04/2012South AntrimDUPSigned
David Simpson18/04/2012Upper BannDUPSigned
Jim Shannon18/04/2012StrangfordDUPSigned
Stephen Williams19/04/2012Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Jo Swinson19/04/2012East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Gordon Banks19/04/2012Ochil and South PerthshireLabourSigned
Kevin Barron19/04/2012Rother ValleyLabourSigned
James Gray19/04/2012North WiltshireConservativeSigned
John McDonnell19/04/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell19/04/2012Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Elfyn Llwyd19/04/2012Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Tony Lloyd23/04/2012Manchester CentralLabourSigned
David Crausby23/04/2012Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Mary Glindon24/04/2012North TynesideLabourSigned
Michael Crockart24/04/2012Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn24/04/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
Naomi Long24/04/2012Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Mark Williams26/04/2012CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Barry Sheerman30/04/2012HuddersfieldLabourSigned

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