That this House welcomes the 30 advocates from across England who took part in Asthma UK’s Meet the Patients event in Westminster on 19 June 2012; notes that the NHS Mandate will be a key opportunity to ensure that the priorities of the NHS are focused on getting services right for patients with long-term conditions such as asthma; further notes recent figures which show that 70 per cent of NHS resources are now being spent on managing chronic, long-term conditions and that asthma alone costs the NHS more than 1 billion per year; and calls on the Secretary of State for Health to highlight the principles of supported self-management, patient involvement in decision-making and continuous improvement in his forthcoming mandate for the NHS Commissioning Board.

Parliamentary Early Day Motion:

Please feel free to comment on the Early Day Motion below.

© Crown Copyright All rights reserved. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.