Rosie Cooper MP added her voice to those supporting improved services for cystic fibrosis sufferers at an event at the House of Commons on 14 November.
Rosie was attending the launch of the Back the Kid manifesto, which has been drawn up by the Back the Kid Panel of frontline health professionals who provide care to patients with cystic fibrosis. The manifesto calls for cystic fibrosis patients to have access to the best possible care and treatments in order to improve their quality and length of life. Rosie Cooper MP was also able to discuss current standards of cystic fibrosis care with patients of the condition and their families.
Commenting at the event, Rosie said:
“I am absolutely delighted to give my backing to the Back the Kid manifesto. Despite the welcome advances in cystic fibrosis care over the last 40 years, and we need to ensure that patients get access to the best possible care and treatments.
“We need to do much more for cystic fibrosis patients and their families, and the Back the Kid manifesto sets out the steps which I will be pressing the Government to take.”
Dr Ian Ketchell, a member of the Back the Kid Panel, welcomed Rosie Cooper MP’s support:
“We have put a lot of work into the Back the Kid manifesto, but without the support of MPs like Rosie the vision we have set out will not become a reality. We look forward to continuing to work with Rosie over the coming months to ensure that cystic fibrosis patients receive the very best care possible.”