08/10/10 World Arthritis Day marked by MP Rosie with call for im
West Lancashire MP, Rosie Cooper, is marking World Arthritis Day by supporting the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society in calling for better services to be available for people with rheumatoid arthritis.
MP Rosie said:
“Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic and disabling disease which has no known cure and by marking World Arthritis Day I hope to raise awareness of the condition."
“Early diagnosis is absolutely crucial so that people can get the treatment they need at an early stage and in doing so continue to enjoy life and work with the condition."
“Statistics suggest there are over a thousand people in West Lancashire who are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. The theme of this year’s Arthritis Day is ‘let’s work together’ and this is exactly what is required to improve outcomes for patients."
“Ensuring fully co-ordinated services across the whole health service is essential and this is an issue I will look to raise in Parliament over the coming months.”
Ailsa Bosworth, Chief Executive of the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society, said:
“We are delighted that Rosie has chosen to work with NRAS to put rheumatoid arthritis back on the agenda in Parliament and raise awareness of the condition in her constituency.”