Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Please consider signing this

As some of you may know, my Dad died 3 years ago suddenly due to cancer brought about purely by having been an undiagnosed Coeliac. Following his death we found out that my brother also had the disease without knowing it, and he is now managing his diet.

1 in 100 people in the UK has coeliac disease but only 1 in 8 of these individuals has been diagnosed. At the moment GPs do not have a target in their contract to diagnose coeliac disease. By including a target into the Quality and Outcomes Framework GPs would have to deliver better diagnosis rates of coeliac disease. This would reduce the numbers of people at risk of serious long term health problems due to being undiagnosed and help find the missing half million people who have coeliac disease but don't know it.

Please consider signing the petition below from Coeliac UK and help us to put pressure on the government. You can forward the link to family and friends to sign as well. Once you have added your name and email address you will be sent a confirmation email with a link. Simply click on the link to register your signature. Please note: depending on your email security settings, this might go into your Spam folder.


This is a subject so dear to my heart, as this ripped my family apart and we are less because of the loss of Dad. I'd like to do what I can to prevent that happening to others.

Thank you,


1 comment:

Shirl said...

Thanks for the link to this petition.