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PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY FOR WET AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1019: tabled on 14 November 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 87 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 recognises that wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye condition which causes the majority of blindness in older people, often leaving patients unable to lead an active and independent life; notes that photodynamic therapy (PDT) can halt vision loss in many wet AMD patients and was approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in September 2003; further notes that NICE urged specialised commisioners to develop fast-track referral pathways for wet AMD patients so as to ensure rapid access; expresses concern that, according to new audit data to be presented by the Macular Disease Society and the Royal National Institute of the Blind, 30 per cent. of people throughout the United Kingdom who could have benefited from PDT have not been treated; is further concerned that some patients go blind in the time it takes to be referred to a specialist; and therefore calls on the Government proactively to ensure that NICE guidance is fully implemented.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2005
Southend West
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2005
Erith and Thamesmead
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2005
Canterbury
Brokenshire, James
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2005
Hornchurch
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2005
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2005
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 November 2005
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Gower
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2005
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Keighley
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2005
Grantham and Stamford
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Livingston
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 November 2005
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Stroud
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2005
Rochford and Southend East
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 November 2005
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2005
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2005
Sunderland North
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2005
Lichfield
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2005
South West Norfolk
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2005
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2005
St Ives
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2005
Chesham and Amersham
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2005
Surrey Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2005
North Wiltshire
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2005
Suffolk Coastal
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2005
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2005
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2005
Portsmouth South
Harper, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 2006
Forest of Dean
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2005
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2005
Wealden
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 29 November 2005
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2005
Chesterfield
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2005
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2005
Cheltenham
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Chorley
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2005
Epping Forest
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2005
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2005
New Forest East
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2005
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2005
Penrith and The Border
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2005
Wolverhampton South West
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Mansfield
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2006
Newark
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2005
Guildford
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2005
North East Cambridgeshire
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2005
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2005
Croydon Central
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2005
Hemel Hempstead
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Pendle
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2005
Uxbridge
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 November 2005
Strangford
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2005
Romford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2005
Rochdale
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2005
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2005
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 November 2005
Upper Bann
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2005
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2005
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2005
Hazel Grove
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2006
East Devon
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2005
North West Leicestershire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2005
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2005
Upminster
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2005
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2005
Leominster
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2005
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2005
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2005
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2005
Congleton

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.