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OBESITY AND DEVELOPMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 206: tabled on 02 July 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 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 notes that obesity and being overweight have been identified as major public health challenges, that obesity is a risk factor in the development of a vast range of related conditions, including osteoarthritis, that an estimated eight and a half million people in the UK currently live with osteoarthritis, a number likely to rise due to the spread of obesity, that obese patients tend to have a worse outcome from joint replacement surgery in the short term compared to those with a healthy weight and that weight loss can have a substantial, positive impact on pain levels endured; welcomes Arthritis Care's recommendation that weight loss should be advocated as a first-line management approach and packages of support should be put in place based on assessments of need that are personalised to the individual and holistic; and calls on the Government to support this campaign in order to help people who have and who will develop arthritis.

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 17 July 2014
Southend West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2014
Aberdeen South
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2014
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2014
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2014
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2014
Bolton North East
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 July 2014
Belfast North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 2 July 2014
Foyle
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2014
Stoke-on-Trent South
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 10 July 2014
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 8 July 2014
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2014
Luton North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2014
Manchester, Withington
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 July 2014
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2014
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2014
Mansfield
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 July 2014
South Down
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Glenrothes
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 July 2014
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 July 2014
Upper Bann
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2014
Ceredigion

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.