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Alzheimer’s Disease

Volume 455: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

There was an impressive march through York before Christmas by members and supporters of the Alzheimer’s Society at which I was presented with a petition signed by 635 people from York and neighbouring towns and villages that I, in turn, am pleased to present to the House.

The petition states:

To the House of Commons

The petition of members and supporters of the Alzheimer’s Society of Selby and York

Declares that it is outraged by the decision of the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence … to restrict NHS prescriptions for Alzheimer’s drugs. Those treatments have proven to provide real benefits to thousands of people at all stages of the disease and cost just £2.50 per person per day.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons calls upon the Secretary of State for Health to ensure that doctors continue to be able to prescribe treatments to patients who can benefit from them.

The petition is signed by Gillian Margaret Myers, the branch manager of Selby and York Alzheimer’s Society, of 7 Lakeside court, York, on behalf of all those who signed the petition.

To lie upon the Table.