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Cataracts In Adults

EDM number 442 in 2017-19, proposed by Jim Shannon on 23/10/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Diseases and Health services.

That this House notes that the draft NICE cataracts in adults (management) guideline recommends that blue-light filtering intraocular lenses should no longer be used in cataract surgery on the NHS; further notes that this type of lens is currently utilised by 100,000 people in England and Wales and demonstrates significant benefits, such as protection of the retina from potential damage caused by short wavelength light; is concerned at the suggestion that NICE has failed to act in a transparent manner when arriving at its recommendations; is mindful that NICE's decision will add an unnecessary and unjustified burden on NHS eye services that are already struggling to cope with demand; and calls on NICE urgently to review this recommendation as there is no justification to stop making a safe, high-quality product available to NHS cataract patients who are already facing increased rationing and postponement of surgery.

This motion has been signed by a total of 12 MPs.

Jim Shannon23/10/2017StrangfordDUPProposed
Paul Girvan23/10/2017South AntrimDUPSeconded
David Simpson23/10/2017Upper BannDUPSeconded
Gavin Robinson24/10/2017Belfast EastDUPSeconded
Jim Cunningham24/10/2017Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Bob Blackman24/10/2017Harrow EastConservativeSeconded
Mike Hill25/10/2017HartlepoolLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins25/10/2017Luton NorthLabourSigned
Mary Glindon26/10/2017North TynesideLabourSigned
Marie Rimmer31/10/2017St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Hugh Gaffney06/11/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell15/11/2017East LondonderryDUPSigned

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