I had a meeting with Lord Philip Hunt, Opposition Spokesperson on Health and Social Care, Higher Education and Cabinet Office, last week about the fact that some CCGs are not following NHS England guidance. He has just tweeted:
Delighted to be getting a debate after Easter recess on the problems NHS patients are having in getting access to the drug Liothyronine for the treatment of hypothyroidism. @LabourLordsUK @UKHouseofLords
Pleased to tell you that we have been working with other support groups on a document that will be used in the campaign for better treatment entitled - Improving T3 Prescription in the UK – a Joint Campaign on behalf of Thyroid Patients by ITT (Improve Thyroid Treatment Campaign Group), Thyroid UK, Midlands Thyroid Support Group and Thyroid Patient Advocacy.
ITT (Improve Thyroid Treatment) had a meeting with Vince Cable, Party Leader of the Liberal Democrats, last week to discuss the same and hopefully a debate is forthcoming in the House of Commons too.
We are now trying to get Lords and MPs to back these debates so if you have found a Lord or MP who has been sympathetic to your T3 plight, please let us know (if you haven't already via the Poll on this forum).
We will keep you informed of progress.