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Thursday 13 March 2008

Petition presented to the House but not read on the Floor

Ankylosing Spondylitis

The Petition of Gillian Eames,

Declares that anti-TNF treatments are vital for patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). Such treatments will add quality to the lives of thousands of AS patients and will allow many to take control of their treatment at home.

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The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Secretary of State for Health to instruct the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to approve two anti-TNF treatments for patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS); and calls to ensure that NICE guidance is implemented as quickly as possible so that these new treatments can be added to NHS services and treatments to improve the welfare of AS patients around the country.

And the Petitioners remain, etc. —[Presented by Mrs. Jacqui Lait .][P000150]

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