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SPONDYLOARTHRITIS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 855: tabled on 24 January 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 13 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House acknowledges the significant impact spondyloarthritis conditions have on individual sufferers and highlights the importance of achieving improved outcomes for patients; notes the often distressing and debilitating symptoms of the conditions, and the particular need to improve awareness of spondyloarthritis symptoms in light of the current eight and a half years average delay from onset spondyloarthritis to accurate diagnosis; recognises the fact that patients are more likely to experience a significantly lower quality of life and poorer employment outcomes compared with the wider population; and calls for all relevant stakeholders to work together to ensure effective implementation of NICE Guideline 65, Spondyloarthritis in over 16s: diagnosis and management and to support the ongoing development of a corresponding NICE Quality Standard for spondyloarthritis.