Guarantee That The NHS's Ability To Buy & Negotiate Cheaper Medications Stays Untouchable!

Guarantee That The NHS's Ability To Buy & Negotiate Cheaper Medications Stays Untouchable!

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Debbie Turk started this petition to The Government, Parliament, The Secretary of State for Health, UK

I am asking for you ALL to guarantee that the NHS, as well as its ability to continue to negotiate & purchase, greatly reduced priced medications, stays OUT of any & ALL Trade Deals!

You see I rely on a Biologic injection every 4 weeks to control my skin condition & related arthritis. It's Plaque Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis, they are both Autoimmune conditions so difficult to treat. My Psoriasis has been especially difficult to treat & was very unstable. I have had Psoriasis since my 25th birthday, I am now 49 years old. The treatment I'm on now is one of many. I've failed with all of the usual medications, light treatment & topical treatments too. I also failed with the first 3 Biologics I tried.

I am attaching a photograph so you can see the extent of my problem when it's not controlled!! This photo is after soaking for 12 hours in a warm hot tub to remove the thick layers of skin, it's always that burnt colour though! It actually burns, cracks & bleeds. I gets pustules on my palms & the soles of my feet so just walking to the toilet causes me agonising pain from the movement & cracking of the plaques but also from standing on, & bursting the sore blisters!! I also get it under my finger nails, which causes them to lift off of the nail bed, As well as having scalp psoriasis. My last failed Biologic sent my psoriasis into such a bad flare that it grew so thick on my head that my hair couldn't actually grow through it & in fact, I had a huge bald patch on the back of my head!! I need oral morphine to cope when I'm this bad. It is no life. 


I'm a Wife of 32 years and a Mum of four grown children, I'm blessed with Six Grandchildren! They AREN'T blessed to have me though, and that breaks my heart, but it's true!! I've also had Osteo Arthritis, since my mid 30's, and severe Fibromyalgia. Combined, these illnesses have crippled me & I've gone from an active Netball Coach & Umpire for a local Primary School (voluntary) and voluntarily helping to encourage troubled teens, at George Ward School, before it closed, with any subject they needed a hand with, for an hour or two a week. As well as doing my paid job - I was a Gymnastics Coach & Judge at The Wiltshire School of Gymnastics - to becoming pretty much bed bound. It's completely demoralizing & depressing! 


I NEED the nhs & I certainly DEPEND on their ability to purchase my medications, which are numerous & expensive enough now to them, In the exact way they already do. Allowing a Trade Deal to interfere in *any way*, no matter what language it's hidden behind, would be completely inexcusable!!


Can I count on your solemn promise to give it your protection? To fight against any & all attempts to negotiate 'Back Room Deals' that will be passed without our knowledge, as the people that Elect you, and to champion the protection of these two sacred & life saving services? Please? 

(I'd very much like for us to leave the EU. As the Country voted & we were *promised*. But I am not at all happy with how NI has been segregated by this deal. I'd honestly rather leave with NO Deal!!)


I will await your response's with hopefulness. You have my permission to print my photo & shove it under the noses of anyone that thinks risking my meds is a good idea!! I just wish I could include more picture's.

Many thanks,

Mrs Debbie Turk

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