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CHRONIC PAIN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 195: tabled on 13 June 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 68 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 chronic pain is identified as a condition in its own right, and that the measured prevalence of chronic pain varies according to precisely how it is defined and identified; further notes that the cited figure is 20 per cent, or 1 in 5, of the European population and that 1 in 20 of our population live with severe pain with a quarter of these in severe, intense and highly disabling chronic pain; notes that this figure is probably the closest to the clinically relevant prevalence of chronic pain and is roughly equivalent to the prevalence of heart disease, diabetes, major depression and other severe long-term illnesses; notes that there are an estimated 4.6 million GP appointments per year for chronic pain in the UK costing £69 million, which equates to 793 full-time GPs; notes that chronic pain sufferers attend their GP five times more frequently than those without and that the most common sites of chronic pain are the back and joints, with chronic pain lasting more than five years; and notes that the overall quality of life in the presence of chronic pain is shown to very low and all dimensions of health, including physical, psychological and social are shown to be severely reduced with a 10 year mortality, higher among those with severe chronic pain, particularly death from heart of respiratory disease which is twice the rate of those without severe chronic pain.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 January 2017
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2017
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Bone, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 2016
Wellingborough
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2017
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2017
Carshalton and Wallington
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2017
Congleton
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2016
Blyth Valley
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Edinburgh South West
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2016
West Lancashire
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Inverclyde
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2016
Coventry South
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2016
Swansea West
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
West Dunbartonshire
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 June 2016
Belfast North
Donaldson, Sir Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 July 2016
Lagan Valley
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2016
Lewisham West and Penge
Eagle, Ms Angela
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2017
Wallasey
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Elliott, Tom
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 6 July 2016
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2016
Liverpool, Riverside
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2017
Sefton Central
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Field, Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2017
Birkenhead
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2016
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2016
Glasgow North
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2016
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 29 June 2016
North Down
Hodge, Dame Margaret
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2016
Barking
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2016
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2017
Knowsley
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 September 2016
East Lothian
Kinahan, Danny
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 January 2017
South Antrim
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
Glasgow South
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 June 2016
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 June 2016
Belfast South
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2016
Leeds North West
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Sarah Olney,
Signed on 16 January 2017
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 September 2016
East Renfrewshire
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2016
Ynys Môn
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2016
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2016
Bolton South East
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 12 September 2016
Huddersfield
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Edinburgh East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Glasgow Central
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2016
Ceredigion
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.