Release date: 18.11.11 (this e-petition is now closed – see new petition 29.06.12)
We need you to sign a Government e-petition to trigger a parliamentary debate on how best to raise awareness and funding for people affected by brain tumours.
The e-petition was launched by Brain Tumour UK supporter, Rachel Clark, who lost her husband, Shawn, to the condition. It has already collected thousands of signatures but we need your signature too.
The petition is backed by the Brain Tumour Consortium, a coalition of brain tumour organisations that includes Brain Tumour UK. The Consortium is backing this petition to draw attention to the three 'asks’ set out in the Manifesto for Everyone Affected by a Brain Tumour.
Ensure early diagnosis and treatment by ensuring that clear guidelines on identifying the signs and symptoms of brain tumours, and on referring patients for rapid and appropriate assessment, are integrated into General Practice and Emergency Medicine Practice.
Implement NICE’s best practice guidance by setting a clear timetable to fully implement and audit the Improving Outcomes Guidance, or its country equivalent, in particular by ensuring that the Health and Social Care Bill maintains the progress made to date.
Increase Government investment in brain tumour research and more accurately measure numbers of both primary and secondary brain tumours by publishing a detailed breakdown of site-specific brain tumour research funding from the Government, and ensure that by 2014 at least 7.5% of adults with primary brain tumours are enrolled in randomised, controlled clinical trials as part of their therapy.
Find out more about our three 'asks' by downloading the Manifesto.
If you want to be kept informed of the progress we’re making with the ‘three asks’, contact us