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Elimination Strategy For Tackling Hepatitis C

EDM number 534 in 2017-19, proposed by Virendra Kumar Sharma on 14/11/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Diseases and Health services.

That this House recognises hepatitis C is a leading cause of premature death from liver disease; acknowledges that the condition is curable in most cases; understands that there are inequalities in access to treatment and diagnosis for people in disadvantaged groups; notes that recent data has revealed that the UK is falling behind targets to meet its commitment to eliminating hepatitis C as a public health concern by 2030; further notes that the reduction in price of new HCV oral therapies puts the NHS in a position to work innovatively with industry to look at how it can find and treat more patients and faster; notes a recent article in the Lancet which states that domestic funding is unlikely to be able to deliver the results in the 13 years that remain till 2030; and calls on the NHS to bring forward the publication of an elimination strategy for the UK, which includes innovative, long-term activities with industry, stakeholders and community-based organisations across the health sector.

This motion has been signed by a total of 11 MPs.

Virendra Sharma14/11/2017Ealing, SouthallLabourProposed
Jim Shannon15/11/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Bob Blackman15/11/2017Harrow EastConservativeSeconded
Chris Stephens15/11/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Keith Vaz16/11/2017Leicester EastLabourSeconded
Lady Hermon16/11/2017North DownIndependentSeconded
Jim Cunningham20/11/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Marie Rimmer21/11/2017St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
George Howarth21/11/2017KnowsleyLabourSigned
Liz Saville Roberts21/11/2017Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Mary Glindon27/11/2017North TynesideLabourSigned

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