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NATIONAL EPILEPSY WEEK 2016

EDM (Early Day Motion) 12: tabled on 18 May 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 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 15 to 21 May 2016 is National Epilepsy Week, and congratulates the work of SUDEP Action and other charities to raise awareness, promote research and provide information and support for those affected by the condition; further notes with concern that people with epilepsy are 11 times more likely to die prematurely than people without the condition, that many deaths are potentially avoidable, are in the young and that there have been 14,926 reported deaths since governments across the UK pledged to take action to save lives following SUDEP Action's National Audit of Epilepsy Deaths in 2002; congratulates Cornwall NHS Foundation Trust, Plymouth University, SUDEP Action and Cornwall Royal Hospital on winning the BMJ Neurology Team of the Year Award for enhanced patient safety in epilepsy for an innovative approach to tackling mortality; acknowledges the fall in the number of epilepsy-related deaths in Cornwall, with no deaths reported in the community-based learning disability service in the last five years; urges NHS England to support the dissemination of best practice across the country and the signposting of families to SUDEP Action after a death; commends innovative approaches to self-monitoring and the management of risk factors, such as the SUDEP and Seizure Safety Checklist and EpSMon, the self-monitor app; further acknowledges the Government's duty to do everything it can to improve standards of epilepsy care and take action so that lives can be saved; and therefore calls on the Government to work closely with all national epilepsy charities towards achieving this goal.

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.

Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 May 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2016
Brentford and Isleworth
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 May 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 June 2016
Belfast North
Elliott, Tom
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 23 May 2016
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2016
Poplar and Limehouse
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2016
Newport West
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 May 2016
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Airdrie and Shotts
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2016
Knowsley
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 May 2016
Dundee West
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 May 2016
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2016
Mansfield
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 May 2016
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 May 2016
Belfast East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 May 2016
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2016
Ealing, Southall
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 May 2016
Glasgow Central
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.