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National Essential Tremor Awareness Month

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1562: tabled on 01 March 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House acknowledges that March 2021 is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month, an important opportunity to acknowledge the impact of Essential Tremor (ET) which affects approximately 4 per cent of those aged 40 years or over and results in involuntary shaking or trembling of part of the body; notes that ET it is one of the most common neurological movement disorders, estimated to be eight to 10 times more prevalent than Parkinson’s disease; further acknowledges the work of the National Tremor Foundation (NTF) to provide advice and support for people and their families who live with ET and the impact it has on opportunities for employment and mental health and well -being; further welcomes the implementation from the 1 April 2021 of a new commissioning policy by NHS England for transcranial Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) for the treatment of medication refractory ET; further acknowledges that MRgFUS is a life-changing and innovative new treatment, which offers effective non-surgical treatment as a day-case procedure and avoids permanently implanted electrodes and a programmer; and looks forward to seeing many patients benefit from that procedure over the months and years ahead, as they begin to rebuild their lives and enhance the overall quality of their lives and participate in new opportunities.

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