EDM | Future Of Cystic Fibrosis Care With The NHS

Posted on: 12th July 2011

Andrew George MP has signed EDM number 2033 in 2010-11, proposed by Bob Russell on 05/07/2011.

The motion reads,

That this House recognises that effective care and treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) can only be carried out by multi-disciplinary teams, including specialist nurses, physiotherapists and dieticians; notes that patient care is being compromised because posts in these vital disciplines are being disestablished, downgraded, left vacant or used to backfill general vacancies; is concerned that these cuts by stealth are a false economy as they are likely to cost the NHS more in in-patient and acute care; and calls on the Secretary of State for Health to ensure that NHS trusts fulfil their obligations to those with CF as set out in the Standards of Care.