MPs encouraged to sign Parliamentary motion showing support for National Essential Tremor Awareness Month!
MPs from across all parties are being encouraged to show their support for National Essential Tremor Awareness Month – March 2021 – by signing an Early Day Motion (EDM) to recognise the impact of ET on peoples’ lives.
Throughout March 2021 the National Tremor Foundation is again raising awareness of this little known condition called essential tremor among Parliamentarians and is encouraging NTF campaigners to make contact with their local MP and request they support the EDM.
EDM 1562 – National Essential Tremor Awareness Month – was tabled by The Rt. Hon. Sir Mike Penning MP who is a great supporter of the NTF and improving the lives of people who live with ET.
The motion reads as follows:
That this House acknowledges that March 2021 is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month, an important opportunity to acknowledge the impact of Essential Tremor (ET) which affects approximately 4 per cent of those aged 40 years or over and results in involuntary shaking or trembling of part of the body; notes that ET it is one of the most common neurological movement disorders, estimated to be eight to 10 times more prevalent than Parkinson’s disease; further acknowledges the work of the National Tremor Foundation (NTF) to provide advice and support for people and their families who live with ET and the impact it has on opportunities for employment and mental health and well -being; further welcomes the implementation from the 1 April 2021 of a new commissioning policy by NHS England for transcranial Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) for the treatment of medication refractory ET; further acknowledges that MRgFUS is a life-changing and innovative new treatment, which offers effective non-surgical treatment as a day-case procedure and avoids permanently implanted electrodes and a programmer; and looks forward to seeing many patients benefit from that procedure over the months and years ahead, as they begin to rebuild their lives and enhance the overall quality of their lives and participate in new opportunities.
Thank you for your support to make MPs aware of the National Essential Tremor Awareness Month!