February 20, 2019
by Tim Prater

From Our Friends at ‘End Our Pain’

We were delighted in 2018 to work with Tendo Consulting on the End Our Pain website. Although they achieved a number of the campaign goals last year, there is still work left to do – maybe you can sign up to support them?

From a recent email from them:

“Last year, as a supporter of the End Our Pain campaign, you helped secure the legalisation of medical cannabis under prescription. Unfortunately, we need to ask for your help again. The policy is simply not working. Patients do not have access to what is now a legal medicine in the UK and are being left to suffer needlessly. Some of them are children with intractable epilepsy.

“Please can you visit www.endourpain.org now, to write to your MP urging them to attend an event on the 12th March in Westminster at which they can meet some of the families of the children who are suffering. By clicking the link you’ll also be asking your MP to write to the Secretary of State urging him to address this crisis. It will take less than 2 minutes.

“This policy failure affects many thousands of people with a range of conditions. But it’s particularly heart-breaking when it affects children. As part of the fight we have brought together 17 cases of children with intractable epilepsy. The failure of the implementation of the policy is so severe that some of these families are having to raise funds to go abroad to access a medicine that it now legal here. With the help of these families, we are renewing our campaign and are inviting MPs to meet with them on the 12th March in Parliament.

“So, please can you visit www.endourpain.org urgently, to write to your MP urging them to attend the event on the 12th March and to write to the Secretary of State for Social Care in the strongest terms urging him to address the policy failures immediately.

“Thank you for being a part of historic change. We hope you will be able to help us make sure that the changes we brought about last year benefit those they were designed to help.”