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Fibromyalgia

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent steps his Department has taken to raise awareness of fibromyalgia among (a) the general public and (b) health professionals; (156505)

(2) what progress is being made in improving NHS (a) diagnosis and (b) treatment of fibromyalgia;

(3) what recent representations he has had and received on fibromyalgia.

We have made no assessment of the progress being made by the national health service into improving the diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia.

We have taken no recent steps to raise awareness of fibromyalgia among the general public and health professionals.

We have received three recent Downing Street e-petitions on fibromyalgia, as well as correspondence from individuals and their Members of Parliament.