North East Fife MP Wendy Chamberlain called on the UK government to recognise PANS and PANDAS today at Prime Minister’s Questions, and raised the case of a 9-year-old constituent.
She called on the government to commit to recognise the conditions. She highlighted the suffering caused through the lack of appropriate treatment guidance. Dominic Raab, who was standing in for Rishi Sunak, promised to write with a full response and arrange a meeting with the relevant minister.
Our charity chairperson, Vicky Burford, said “We welcome Wendy Chamberlain’s intervention on behalf of the thousands of children who are needlessly suffering with these truly devastating conditions. The current lack of recognition and appropriate treatment pathways in the UK ruin childhoods. We are delighted that the Government has offered to meet with Wendy, and we hope that the urgency of creating dedicated clinics and clear service provision within the NHS will prompt decisive action.”