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AVAILABILITY OF OCRELIZUMAB FOR PEOPLE WITH PRIMARY PROGRESSIVE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2019: tabled on 28 January 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House supports the 21,000 people who signed the MS Society petition to make ocrelizumab, brand name ocrevus, available on the NHS for people living with primary progressive MS; notes that around 600 people are diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis every year; recognises that there are currently no disease-modifying treatments available on the NHS for people with primary progressive multiple sclerosis; acknowledges that ocrelizumab was licensed by the European Medicines Agency as the first treatment for people with early primary progressive multiple sclerosis over a year ago and that in medical trials, people with primary progressive MS who took ocrelizumab had 25 per cent less risk of their disability getting worse, helping people walk better, and making lesions in the brain smaller; further notes the decision taken in September 2018 by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to reject ocrelizumab on the NHS for people with primary progressive MS on the basis of cost; welcomes that negotiations between the drug manufacturer Roche, NHS England and NICE are taking place; and urges Roche, NHS England and NICE to do all that they can to make ocrelizumab available for people with primary progressive MS as soon as possible.

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.

Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2019
Oxford West and Abingdon
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2019
Ealing, Southall
Jenkyns, Andrea
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2019
Morley and Outwood
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 30 January 2019
Luton North
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2019
North Tyneside
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2019
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2019
Alyn and Deeside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2019
Birmingham, Hall Green
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2019
Carshalton and Wallington
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 February 2019
Belfast East
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2019
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 February 2019
Upper Bann
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2019
Jarrow
Williams, Dr Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2019
Stockton South
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 11 February 2019
Brighton, Pavilion
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2019
Orkney and Shetland
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 February 2019
Dundee West
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 February 2019
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2019
West Lancashire
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2019
Hartlepool
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 February 2019
Glasgow South West
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2019
Bolton North East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.