Change to Medical Exemption certificate

Change to Medical Exemption certificate

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Margaret Oliver started this petition to Parliament

The "medical exemptions" list was drawn up in 1968 and includes a number of specific and sometimes rare conditions. The only recent addition was cancer treatment.

At present only the following medical conditions receive free prescriptions:

  • diabetes mellitus, except where treatment is by diet alonehypothyroidism that needs thyroid hormone replacement
  • epilepsy that needs continuous anticonvulsive therapya continuing physical disability that means you cannot go out without the help of another person
  • cancer, the effects of cancer and the effects of cancer treatment
  • disorders such as Addison's disease, a rare hormone disorder of the adrenal glands, for which specific therapy is essential
  • diabetes insipidus and other disorders where the pituitary gland is not functioning well
  • hypoparathyroidism, where the parathyroid glands are not making enough hormonesmyasthenia gravis, a disease that affects the nervous system and leads to muscle weaknessa permanent fistula (for example colostomy) that needs continuous surgical dressing for example

This list is over 50 years out of date and should be looked at to include other life threatening illnesses such as:

  • Hypertension etc

Lets see if we can get the 100,000 signatories for a debate in parliament.

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