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Debate in Parliament re Fibromyalgia

ShlblyShlbly Member Posts: 128 Pioneering
hi all there is a debate over in Parliament this morning re Fibromyalgia and whether it is a long term disability.

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  • MisscleoMisscleo Member Posts: 646 Pioneering
    Right so what time so ee can watch it
  • ShlblyShlbly Member Posts: 128 Pioneering
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks, will watch that.
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Virgin channel 612 doesn't exist.
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  • thor14thor14 Member Posts: 39 Connected
    Hi there I tried that channel aswell & cannot get it either.
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    I just put that on s post as well lol 
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    I am a fibro warrior !💜♏️
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    Just heard some news .I'm checking just now that fibromyalgia has been classed as a lifelong disability from today. !!!!!!
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    I am a fibro warrior !💜♏️
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    💜🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
    I am a fibro warrior !💜♏️
  • ncpsncps Member Posts: 30 Courageous
    Can anyone update me pls this link won't play and no brexit has kick off I doubt very much if fibro will get a look in

    Lou

    Northants chronic pain support

    www.ncpsuk.com


  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    If you look up parliament TV for today at 9.30 am  you can view the debate 
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    I am a fibro warrior !💜♏️
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    Parliamentlive.tv player today 930 am 
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    I am a fibro warrior !💜♏️
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi all,

    Great outcome! Fibromyalgia Action UK shared this update from BBC News:

    'Phenomenal' response

    The motion to back extra help for sufferers was passed unanimously.
    Speaking after the debate, 26-year-old Ms Lakin said getting such support was a huge boost.

    "It is really phenomenal," she said. When there were 'ayes' all around the room I was in shock. I couldn't believe it.

    "It's going to make a lot of changes to people's lives. I can't even put it into context yet what it is going to achieve."

    Work and pensions minister Sarah Newton paid tribute to Ms Lakin's campaign.

    While insisting the benefits system did recognise fibromyalgia as a disability, she accepted more work needed to be done and invited campaigners to meet with her and other ministers for further talks.


  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    It’s awesome and so heartening! It’s hope for the future! My mp Paul Masterton was there and spoke on behalf of a constituent and has been keeping me up to date. 
    Heres what he wrote to me 

    “I have copied below a link to the response to the debate from the Government Minister which I hope you find encouraging.

     

    It can be read in full at http://bit.ly/2TV6dhc but the main points she made were:

     

    • she is going to convene a cross-Government summit, with ministers from the DWP, Health and Equalities department
    • the Royal College of General Practitioners and Arthritis Research UK have developed an e-learning course on musculoskeletal care, which includes fibromyalgia and is free to all healthcare professionals
    • fibromyalgia is recognised as a disability under the 2010 Act
    • healthcare professionals who undertake the work capability assessments have had training in fibromyalgia, but much of that has only happened in the past year, and so experience is different and patchy, and she is going to look at this again. She accepts there is a problem with fibromyalgia being properly picked up and taken account of in the assessments and committed to improving this.”
    • Cheers!
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    I am a fibro warrior !💜♏️
  • XenasMumXenasMum Member Posts: 27 Connected
    I applied for PIP 18 months ago and was turned down I scored zero points 
    Can you just put fybro down or do you have to explain how it impacts you, as I've had a nightmare trying to do that 
    Thanks 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    XenasMum said:
    I applied for PIP 18 months ago and was turned down I scored zero points 
    Can you just put fybro down or do you have to explain how it impacts you, as I've had a nightmare trying to do that 
    Thanks 
    Hi,

    PIP isn't awarded based on a diagnosis. Just putting down that you have fibro won't award you PIP. It's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activities based on the PIP descriptors.

    You need to give as much information about how your conditions affect you as possible. Adding 2-3 examples of what happened the last time you attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies.

    If you're not success then Mandatory Reconsideration then Tribunal is always the best way. Constantly re-apply when you're refused isn't the answer because using the dame evidence you previously used will most likely see another refusal.


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  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    I originally claimed pip for a few conditions including chronic pain which is now diagnosed as fibromyalgia. So when I got to tribunal I could explain more about fibroand chronic pain. Definitely do your research online as there are many ways fibro can affect your body and mind and day to day living. Focus on how it affects you for most of the time providing real life examples day to day. Good luck 
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    I am a fibro warrior !💜♏️
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