Yesterday a motion was tabled in the Scottish Parliament about the importance of Barrett's Oesophagus and the earlier detection of oesophageal cancer:
If you live in Scotland, please consider writing to your MSP and asking then to show their support by signing the motion, if they have not already done so.
The Importance of Recognising the Condition, Barrett’s Oesophagus
That the Parliament understands that the incidence of oesophageal adenocarcinoma in Scotland has doubled in the last 10 years; further understands that Scotland has the unenviable distinction of being the country with the most cases; believes that early detection improves prognosis and survival rates; considers that it is vital that, in Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn and across Scotland, awareness of this type of cancer is raised in tandem with awareness of Barrett’s oesophagus, which is a treatable precancerous condition; believes that, if it is dealt with correctly, oesophageal cancer can then be prevented from developing; notes that the NHS in England records Barrett’s oesophagus as a quality performance indicator (QPI) to allow diagnostic progress to be monitored, and notes the view that a QPI should be established in Scotland.
Date tabled: Monday 20 April 2015
Current Status: Eligible for Members’ Business, Pending Cross Party Support
Total number of signatures: 5
Ferguson, PatriciaScottish LabourGlasgow Maryhill and Springburn