Early day motion 993

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MAGGOT THERAPY

That this House notes that it is estimated that treatment is required for 650,000 diabetic and venous ulcers in the UK each year at an estimated cost of £3 billion; acknowledges that effective debridement or removal of necrotic (rotting) material from the wound is a key element in preparing a wound for treatment; notes that tests imply that that it takes an average of 89 days' treatment to achieve complete debridement of all wounds; further notes that the use of sterile maggots such as those provided by Zoobiotic of Bridgend have become an accepted valuable resource for the debridement of infected and necrotic wounds, having been utilised in the treatment of 30,000 patients in some 3,300 centres in the UK and beyond with the average cleaning of a wound taking only five days, therefore incurring reduced staff costs and bed use and, crucially, reducing potential infection by MRSA; further notes that such treatment therefore has the potential to save the NHS between £15 and £30 million if used on only 10 to 20 per cent. of wounds; and calls on the Department of Health to encourage NHS trusts to examine how dressings containing sterile maggots or free-range maggots can be utilised to clean wounds, reduce treatment times and improve outcomes for patients.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Abbott, Diane Labour Party Hackney North and Stoke Newington 28.02.2007
Allen, Graham Labour Party Nottingham North 27.02.2007
Anderson, Janet Labour Party Rossendale and Darwen 05.03.2007
Buck, Karen Labour Party Regent's Park and Kensington North 01.03.2007
Burt, Lorely Liberal Democrats Solihull 27.02.2007
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 28.02.2007
Clwyd, Ann Labour Party Cynon Valley 27.02.2007
Conway, Derek Conservative Party Old Bexley and Sidcup 28.02.2007
Cook, Frank Labour Party Stockton North 27.02.2007
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 28.02.2007
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 27.02.2007
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 27.02.2007
Dean, Janet Labour Party Burton 08.03.2007
Dismore, Andrew Labour Party Hendon 28.02.2007
Dorries, Nadine Conservative Party Mid Bedfordshire 13.03.2007
Drew, David Labour Party Stroud 27.02.2007
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 06.03.2007
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 27.02.2007
Francis, Hywel Labour Party Aberavon 27.02.2007
Griffith, Nia Labour Party Llanelli 27.02.2007
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 28.02.2007
Harvey, Nick Liberal Democrats North Devon 20.03.2007
Hermon, Lady Ulster Unionist Party North Down 07.03.2007
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 02.03.2007
Hoyle, Lindsay Labour Party Chorley 27.02.2007
Humble, Joan Labour Party Blackpool North and Fleetwood 27.02.2007
Iddon, Brian Labour Party Bolton South East 27.02.2007
Illsley, Eric Labour Party Barnsley Central 23.03.2007
Jack, Michael Conservative Party Fylde 06.03.2007
James, Sian C Labour Party Swansea East 27.02.2007
Jenkins, Brian Labour Party Tamworth 13.03.2007
Jones, Helen Labour Party Warrington North 27.02.2007
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 28.02.2007
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 21.03.2007
Laxton, Bob Labour Party Derby North 27.02.2007
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 02.03.2007
Lepper, David Labour Party Brighton Pavilion 27.02.2007
Lloyd, Tony Labour Party Manchester Central 27.02.2007
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Meirionnydd Nant Conwy 28.02.2007
McCafferty, Chris Labour Party Calder Valley 28.02.2007
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 09.05.2007
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 28.02.2007
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 28.02.2007
Moon, Madeleine Labour Party Bridgend 27.02.2007
Naysmith, Doug Labour Party Bristol North West 07.03.2007
Owen, Albert Labour Party Ynys Môn 27.02.2007
Penning, Mike Conservative Party Hemel Hempstead 27.02.2007
Price, Adam Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 27.02.2007
Pugh, John Liberal Democrats Southport 01.03.2007
Purchase, Ken Labour Party Wolverhampton North East 27.02.2007
Rennie, Willie Liberal Democrats Dunfermline and West Fife 14.03.2007
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 02.03.2007
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 27.02.2007
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 28.02.2007
Soulsby, Peter Labour Party Leicester South 27.02.2007
Stewart, Ian Labour Party Eccles 28.02.2007
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Manchester Blackley 28.02.2007
Taylor, David Labour Party North West Leicestershire 27.02.2007
Touhig, Don Labour Party Islwyn 27.02.2007
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 28.02.2007
Waltho, Lynda Labour Party Stourbridge 27.02.2007
Williams, Betty Labour Party Conwy 05.03.2007
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 08.03.2007
Williams, Roger Liberal Democrats Brecon and Radnorshire 27.02.2007
Williams, Stephen Liberal Democrats Bristol West 06.03.2007
Winnick, David Labour Party Walsall North 27.02.2007
Wright, Anthony D Labour Party Great Yarmouth 27.02.2007
Wyatt, Derek Labour Party Sittingbourne and Sheppey 28.02.2007