Encourage your MP to represent your concerns at this important parliamentary event.
Despite the fact that millions of people in the UK live with
inflammatory skin conditions, general public and policy-makers are often unaware
of the painful and disabling effects of conditions such as psoriasis.
This can lead to people suffering in silence as they are not being
provided with the right information or access to the appropriate treatment.
The Psoriasis Association has previously raised concerns with the All
Party Parliamentary Group on Skin (APPGS) over variations in the implementation
of expert guidance, and ultimately care, between commissioners and providers of
healthcare. We have also been encouraging people to write to their local MPs if
they have experienced problems accessing treatment for their psoriasis such as
the rationing of some emollients.
The APPGS has now organised an event in parliament for MPs, the primary purpose
of which is to inform Parliamentarians of the pressing issues facing people
with inflammatory skin conditions. It will include speeches and information
leaflets and the Psoriasis Association will be there to represent the patient
The event takes place on Wednesday 24th July and we need as
many MPs to attend as possible. All MPs will shortly be sent information about
the event, but in order to reinforce the message, please do write to your local
MP asking them to attend on your behalf. You can find out who your local MP is
It is so important to raise awareness of psoriasis and the more support
we can generate for this event, the more backing we will have to implement improvements
in patient care.