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PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1767: tabled on 16 October 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 62 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

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.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Kingswood
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2002
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2002
Altrincham and Sale West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2002
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2002
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2002
Twickenham
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Gower
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 2002
Chipping Barnet
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2002
Falkirk East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2002
Keighley
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2002
Bristol West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2002
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2002
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2002
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2002
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2002
Perth
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2002
Sevenoaks
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2002
Taunton
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2002
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2002
Romsey
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2002
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2002
Portsmouth South
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2002
Somerton and Frome
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2002
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2002
Chesterfield
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2002
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2002
Hereford
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 28 October 2002
Bromsgrove
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2002
Gainsborough
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 October 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2002
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Wolverhampton South West
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2002
Hemel Hempstead
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2002
Westbury
Osborne, Mr George
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2002
Tatton
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 October 2002
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2002
Portsmouth North
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2002
City of Chester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2002
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 17 October 2002
Belfast South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2002
Castle Point
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 October 2002
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2002
Richmond Park
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2002
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2002
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2002
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2002
Eastbourne
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 4 November 2002
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2002
Conwy
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2002
Congleton
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2002
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.