Results 1–20 of 156 for fibromyalgia

Hypermobility Syndromes: Healthwatch Calderdale’S Report (7 Oct 2019)

Craig Whittaker: ..., as the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) indicated. It is not clear how many people in the United Kingdom are affected by hypermobility syndromes. Hypermobility is often misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, seronegative arthropathy, psychogenic rheumatism, depression or chronic fatigue syndrome. I do not know about you, Madam Deputy Speaker, but after that description, I...

Hypermobility Syndromes: Healthwatch Calderdale’S Report (7 Oct 2019)

Craig Whittaker: ..., as the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) indicated. It is not clear how many people in the United Kingdom are affected by hypermobility syndromes. Hypermobility is often misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, seronegative arthropathy, psychogenic rheumatism, depression or chronic fatigue syndrome. I do not know about you, Madam Deputy Speaker, but after that description, I...

Invisible Disabilities and Accessibility Challenges (5 Jun 2019)

Sharon Hodgson: ...support disabled people into work, and it is possible to reach level 3 accreditation without actually employing a single disabled person. Is that something the Government will review? People with fibromyalgia, which as we have heard is an invisible disability affecting up to 1 million people in the UK, also fall victim to barriers in the labour market. Under this Government, fibromyalgia...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Candidates with Disabilities (5 Jun 2019)

Luke Pollard: May I encourage the Minister to look at hidden disabilities, such as fibromyalgia and ME, as well as physical disabilities, to ensure that people with hidden disabilities, which might not be instantly recognisable, are included in the democratic process?

Whitsun Adjournment (23 May 2019)

Sir David Amess: ...that children learn human values and life lessons. Independent schools cannot be allowed to get away with substandard conduct. Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of meeting Southend resident and fibromyalgia campaigner Billy Mansell. More than 2.7 million people in the UK live with fibromyalgia, yet the condition is little understood. Billy is leading the way and I fully support his...

Secondary School Standards: East Cleveland: Arthritis and Employment (21 May 2019)

Angela Crawley: ...through the Access to Work programme. I urge the Minister to promote the scheme more and to enhance the benefits, both for the employer and for employees, specifically for people with arthritis, fibromyalgia and other long-term conditions. The Government could also undertake work to clarify the meaning of “reasonable adjustments”, so that it is clear what employers should provide for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (8 May 2019)

Sandy Martin: My constituent Carla Cotton struggles with ME and fibromyalgia. Her eight-year-old son has severe hypermobility problems and cannot feed or toilet himself. When his higher rate disability living allowance was stopped last August, Ms Cotton also lost her carers allowance and the severe disabled child element of child tax credit. Her appeal is not set to be heard until the end of this month,...

Ten Years of the Work Capability Assessment — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (24 Apr 2019)

Angela Crawley: ...mismatch between what assessors heard and what was written in their reports. Some assessors overlooked certain aspects of disabilities or illnesses, including mental illness and conditions such as fibromyalgia or ME. Such conditions can be deceptive, and medical professionals who have not seen them before can often miss them, and we must therefore consider those severe flaws in the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Fibromyalgia (7 Mar 2019)

Ben Bradley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support people with fibromyalgia.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Fibromyalgia (4 Mar 2019)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether he has plans to classify fibromyalgia as a disability.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Fibromyalgia (26 Feb 2019)

Angela Crawley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to meet with fibromyalgia charities and organisations.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Microbiology (19 Feb 2019)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the use of microbiota assessments in the diagnosis of (a) ME/ CFS and (b) fibromyalgia.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Funding: Young Carers Support (12 Feb 2019)

Paul Blomfield: ...people who I have come into contact with than the young carers I have come to know. John, for example, is 17 years old now and started caring for his mum when he was 10 years old. She has fibromyalgia. John says: “This causes her muscles and bones to become weak and most of the time she is unable to walk or even get out of bed. As a young carer, I help my mum with shopping and things...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Feb 2019)

Peter Grant: Last year, my constituent with cerebral palsy was awarded £55 a week in personal independence payment. She was then diagnosed as having fibromyalgia, an incurable and often severely debilitating condition. She was summoned for reassessment and the private profit-driven company this Government choose to make such assessments decided that she is healthier with fibromyalgia than she was without...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Fibromyalgia (6 Feb 2019)

Angela Crawley: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the needs of people with fibromyalgia who are making claims for (a) personal independence payments and (b) employment support allowance.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Fibromyalgia (5 Feb 2019)

Angela Crawley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the use of cannabidiol treatment for people with fibromyalgia.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Fibromyalgia (30 Jan 2019)

Angela Crawley: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment assessments where a claimant had a diagnosis of fibromyalgia resulted in no award; and how many of those claims were overturned at mandatory reconsideration or appeal.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Fibromyalgia (28 Jan 2019)

Thelma Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support families with members who have fibromyalgia syndrome.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Hyperactivity (28 Jan 2019)

Angela Crawley: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disability living allowance claimants with fibromyalgia have been assessed as ineligible for personal independence payment.

Appropriate Me Treatment (24 Jan 2019)

Sir David Amess: ...years later. Like so many other Members, I am here today to speak on behalf of constituents with ME who want their voices to be heard. I am thinking of last week’s Westminster Hall debate on fibromyalgia, which is another of those problems that is not spoken about much. ME is also an invisible illness, and many people suffer in silence, so I will be using this opportunity to speak on...


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