Early day motion 1311

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ACCESS TO PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS

That this House raises serious concerns over the recent decision by NHS England to delay the national roll-out of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV; notes that this decision was made despite overwhelming evidence of the effectiveness of PrEP in reducing infection with HIV in high-risk groups, including the PROUD study which showed that PrEP reduced the risk of infection by 86 per cent; further notes that HIV transmission rates are increasing not only in the men who have sex with men population but also among BME communities and heterosexual women; affirms that PrEP, which is already available in other countries such as France, the US, Canada, Kenya and Israel, is a crucial part of the armoury in the fight against HIV and could prevent 7,400 new cases of the infection by 2020; believes that NHS England's announcement of PrEP test sites over the next two years is unnecessary in light of the clinical evidence available, and is concerned that this may be intended to avoid acceptance of responsibility for commissioning HIV prevention treatments rather than local authorities; further believes that, as an essential treatment, responsibility for commissioning PrEP should lie with NHS England rather than local authorities; and urges the Government to intervene as a matter of urgency to ensure that NHS England takes the steps necessary for PrEP to be considered as part of the next annual CPAG prioritisation process so that all high-risk groups are able to access the treatment as soon as possible.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Ahmed-Sheikh, Tasmina Scottish National Party Ochil and South Perthshire 11.04.2016
Barron, Kevin Labour Party Rother Valley 13.04.2016
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 18.04.2016
Crawley, Angela Scottish National Party Lanark and Hamilton East 11.04.2016
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 13.04.2016
Doughty, Stephen Labour Party Cardiff South and Penarth 12.04.2016
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 11.04.2016
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 14.04.2016
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 13.04.2016
Hoey, Kate Labour Party Vauxhall 14.04.2016
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 11.04.2016
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 12.04.2016
Lamb, Norman Liberal Democrats North Norfolk 23.03.2016
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 11.04.2016
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 13.04.2016
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 11.04.2016
Mactaggart, Fiona Labour Party Slough 18.04.2016
McCaig, Callum Scottish National Party Aberdeen South 25.04.2016
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 11.04.2016
Monaghan, Paul Scottish National Party Caithness Sutherland and Easter Ross 12.04.2016
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 11.04.2016
Nicolson, John Scottish National Party East Dunbartonshire 25.04.2016
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 13.04.2016
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 12.04.2016
Robinson, Gavin Democratic Unionist Party Belfast East 11.04.2016
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 24.03.2016
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 13.04.2016
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 25.04.2016