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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-10more like thismore than 2018-10-10
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Fibromyalgia more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department will take to raise awareness of the condition of fibromyalgia syndrome. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse remove filter
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
star this property answer text <p>The Department is not directly responsible for developing or reviewing clinical guidance for identification and management of diseases and disorders. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence was established by the Government to develop evidence based best practice for the National Health Service. Other organisations, such as the clinical Royal Colleges, and charitable organisations also convene expert groups to develop guidance for health professionals.</p><p> </p><p>A range of support exists to help general practitioners (GPs) identify and manage fibromyalgia in primary care. This includes an e-learning course developed by the Royal College of GPs and Arthritis Research UK on musculoskeletal care, including fibromyalgia, and a medical guide developed by the Fibromyalgia Association UK (FMUK) for health professionals.</p><p> </p><p>People with fibromyalgia can usually be managed through routine access to primary or second care provide via a GP or consultant. Treatment will depend on the severity of a patient’s condition, but may include pain relieving medication; physiotherapy; dietary and exercise advice; counselling or cognitive behavioural therapy. For patients whose pain cannot be adequately controlled by routine access to NHS services, a referral may be made to a specialist pain service or specialist fibromyalgia clinic, such the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath, subject to their having met certain criteria.</p><p> </p><p>Information for the public can be found on the NHS website and is also available in a patient’s information guide produced by FMUK. The medical guide, patient information booklet and NHS choice webpage on fibromyalgia can be found at the following links:</p><p><br> <a href="http://www.fmauk.org/dmdocuments/Medical%20Pack.pdf" target="_blank">www.fmauk.org/dmdocuments/Medical%20Pack.pdf</a></p><p><br> <a href="http://www.fmauk.org/information-packs-mainmenu-58/booklet-mainmenu-135/490-patient-booklet" target="_blank">www.fmauk.org/information-packs-mainmenu-58/booklet-mainmenu-135/490-patient-booklet</a></p><p><br> <a href="http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/fibromyalgia/" target="_blank">www.nhs.uk/conditions/fibromyalgia/</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 177775 remove filter
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less than 2018-10-15T14:42:42.35Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this