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PATIENTS' ASSOCIATION OPTHALMOLOGY REPORT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 902A1: tabled on 20 March 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr David Crausby on 27 February 2002. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

at end add 'by increasing the funding available to the health service and ensuring that the prioritisation of new disease areas is not at the expense of provision of other opthalmic disease areas.'.

Original motion text

That this House welcomes the publication of the Patients' Association Report 'NHS Ophthalmology Services: A survey of Health Authorities and Trusts'; notes with concern the uneven provision in access to ophthalmology services and treatments throughout the UK; also notes with particular concern that the leading cause of blindness among the over 50s, age related macular degeneration, is not a current priority for NHS ophthalmology services, resulting in a number of patients going unnecessarily blind; and calls on the Government to prioritise ophthalmic disease and improve the provision of accessible information about ophthalmic disease and treatment and care options.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.