MP signs up to support Motor Neurone Disease sufferers
MP Julian Huppert is supporting a campaign to make sure that people in Cambridge suffering from Motor Neurone Disease (MND) get the care and services they need.
Julian has signed the MND Charter which has received endorsements from leading medical institutions including the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Nursing and the Association of British Neurologists.
The national charter is designed to raise awareness and understanding of MND which kills five people ever day, with half of all sufferers dying within 14 months of diagnosis. There is no known cure.
MND is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting.
Julian said: “It is so important that people suffering from MND get an early diagnosis and information so that they can access the services and support they need to maximise their quality of life.
“I am delighted to be able to sign up to the MND Charter which I hope will raise awareness of this devastating disease.”