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Dementia Drugs Campaign

Discussion in 'Dementia-related news and campaigns' started by KenC, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. KenC

    KenC Registered User

    Mar 24, 2006
    913
    Co Durham
    #1 KenC, Oct 26, 2006
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2006
    Hi Everyone,

    The Northern Echo in Darlington County Durham, has started a campaign to try to reverse the NICE decision and it seems to be gathering pace at present.
    This can be done by using the coupon in the daily paper or by going on to their web site, which is:- The Northern Echo.co.uk

    On the left had side click on News.
    Once on the News section also on the left hand side there is a section called:-

    Don't Stop Dementia Drugs Campaign.

    Fill in your name and address, and off we go.

    www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/dementiadrugs.

    This is open to all and closes on November 10th unless the editor wishes to run it for another week or so.

    We need all the support we can get.
    If not for us we hope to succeed for the sake of all those who will be diagnosed in the future.

    Very Best Wishes

    kenc
     
  2. angela.robinson

    angela.robinson Registered User

    Dec 27, 2004
    520
    Thanks Ken ,that Was Nice And Easy , Angela.
     
  3. carol

    carol Registered User

    Jun 24, 2004
    196
    Surrey/Hampshire
    Done it, Thanks.

    Carol
     
  4. Áine

    Áine Registered User

  5. Nutty Nan

    Nutty Nan Registered User

    Nov 2, 2003
    787
    Buckinghamshire
    Great idea - I've done it and copied it to many friends!
     
  6. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    wow, that was easy, thanks Ken and Aine
     
  7. May

    May Registered User

    Oct 15, 2005
    627
    Yorkshire
    Done! That WAS easy :D
     
  8. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    Done it Ken
    Norman
     
  9. Clive

    Clive Registered User

    Nov 7, 2004
    716
    Thanks

    Thanks Kenc for pointing out the link. My family and friends have registered.
     
  10. Amy

    Amy Registered User

    Jan 4, 2006
    3,453
    Thanks Ken,
    I've added my name to it.
    Helen
     
  11. dmc

    dmc Registered User

    Mar 13, 2006
    1,157
    and another one hope it helps;)
     
  12. Freya

    Freya Registered User

    Oct 17, 2006
    11
    Cumbria
    Hi Ken,
    Have put my name to list, Thanks, Lesley
     
  13. Jodie Lucas

    Jodie Lucas Registered User

    Dec 3, 2005
    57
    Eastbourne
    Have added my name ken

    Jodie
     
  14. KenC

    KenC Registered User

    Mar 24, 2006
    913
    Co Durham
    Dementia Drug campaign

    Hello everyone,

    I can not thank you enough for helping with this campaign. Although we still have a week to go, and we seem to be doing well, we need to get as many names as possible on this. The fact that the government has stopped this going through, worries me quite a lot, as they may try to stop other medication going through, for other illnesses, and that would be horrendous.
    I have never done this sort of thing before, but I felt so angry at NICE that I had to do something.
    I feel it is everyones right to treatment for any illness, if the treatment is available, and if it is proved that it works. Not all treatment works, but if there is a chance with an illness like this we must be allowed to try it.
    If it does not work, then at least we have the knowledge that we have tried.

    Very Best wishes

    kenc
     
  15. twink

    twink Registered User

    Oct 28, 2005
    265
    Cambridgeshire UK
    I've just signed it too Ken.

    Sue
     
  16. KenC

    KenC Registered User

    Mar 24, 2006
    913
    Co Durham
    Hi all,

    Thank you for all your e-mails to the Northern Echo Newspaper. Apart from any e-mails that go in over the weekend, we are now finished and the results are being handed in at the Department of Health on Tuesday. I am now off on a few days holiday, to see my grand children and we are taking in a conference for YPWD on Thursday before returning home. This will give me a chance to try to recharge my battery's for the next protest.

    Many thanks again.

    Best Wishes

    kenc
     
  17. KenC

    KenC Registered User

    Mar 24, 2006
    913
    Co Durham
    #17 KenC, Nov 17, 2006
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2006
    Dementia Drugs

    Hi everyone,

    The campaign is still open for those of us who use the internet, and those who can get hold of the coupons from the Newspaper.
    There is still a link there and as I understand it they have had so many campaigning this way, that they are going to keep going as long as possible. The campaign emails have been flooding in from all parts of the UK.
    Well done and many thanks.

    kenc
     

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