My wife suffers from Parkinsons Disease having been diagnosed 11 years ago.
I have written to Justin Tomplinson my MP in his capacity as Minister of State for Disabled People, Work and Health in the hope that he can explain what the current position is in respect of funding for research into this insidious disease.
My wife’s condition inexorably worsens and I believe the general public’s knowledge of the disease’s symptoms to be poor but more importantly I believe it to be a forgotten, Cinderella illness, with an extremely low profile in comparison with other conditions which, as a consequence, is overlooked in terms of funding into research to find a cure or, as a bare minimum, halt its progression.
So I’ve asked how much government funding does it attract, what support is there for the charity, Parkinson’s UK, and what tangible actions is he actually undertaking in your current capacity
Can i suggest that others follow my lead in order that the condition receives a higher profile and of course more funding into research.
Would be interested in hearing also from Parkinsons UK CEO as to what the charity are doing and what progress is being made, if any, with finding a cure and halting its progression. Admin please make sure he sees this e mail please.