I have received a number of emails from constituents regarding the shielding of people with motor neurone disease during the Covid-19 outbreak.
The Coronavirus is the biggest threat this country has faced in decades – and this country is not alone. All over the world we are seeing the devastating impact of this invisible killer. Which is why the Government is working to a scientifically-led, step-by-step action plan – taking the right measures at the right time.
The Government has also asked all GPs and specialist clinicians to review their patient lists to identify such people and have been encouraging people who have concerns about their status to talk to their GPs or clinicians. In addition to the 1.5 million people identified in England with conditions already centrally identified, GPs are currently identifying other patients who are clinically extremely vulnerable. These patients will be contacted directly and will be advised to shield.
This means that if someone with MND is identified by GP to be clinically extremely vulnerable they will be added to the list and will be able to access the cross-Government support package.
If you are a constituent and you have a concern regarding for someone with motor neurone disease, please contact my office.