Target Ovarian Cancer have invited me to speak at the All Party Political Group for Ovarian Cancer at Westminster Palace this Wednesday. I have to prepare a four-minute pitch on the experience in Wales of applying for Bevacizumab. I shall take the story of the four women I know in South Wales who have been told they meet the eligibility criteria the Welsh Government have set out.
If you live in Wales and you can provide any information of applying for Bevacizumab - or being told it would not be available to you even though you meet the criteria please get in touch by sending me a PM. It would be good to include experiences across Wales in my presentation.
So far I have evidence from three NHS Trusts in Wales - Cardiff and the Vale, Bro Morgannwg and Aneiran Bevan. It would be great to hear stories from other Health Trusts in Wales.
The meeting starts at 4 and ends at 6. It's a privilege to be invited and to take part. Of course a pitch in Westminster doesn't directly help anyone in the devolved administrations but it may well start things moving for those of you who are already lobbying in Scotland, N Ireland and Wales.
Afterwards I may well be looking for a glass of wine to recover. Anyone know where the nearest pub is? xxx