First UK Parliament Debate on Fibromyalgia Syndrome
The first ever UK Parliamentary debate on Fibromyalgia Syndrome took place today.
The Westminster Hall debate on Fibromyalgia Syndrome (Fibro) was secured by Rob Wilson, MP for Reading East and chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fibromyalgia.
MP attendance was negatively affected by the short notice given for the debate and by it being the first debate of the first day back after a Bank Holiday weekend. However, nine MPs turned up, as well as Ann Keen MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health Services, who was there to answer the debate as her responsibilities include long-term health conditions.
FibroAction founder Lindsey Middlemiss was present at the debate, providing updates on Twitter throughout - the first time FibroAction have "tweeted" an event. Click here for the @FibroAction twitter feed. With Lindsey in the public viewing area were Patsy Baker, group leader of the new Guy's London Fibro Support, and Alice Reeves, a Fibro sufferer from Cheltenham, among others.
A more comprehensive report of the debate and its implications will be posted shortly.
You should be able to watch the debate on the Parliament TV website archives here.