Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, has pledged to work alongside charity Arthritis Research UK to represent the thousands of local people living every day with the pain of arthritis.
Arthritis is the single biggest cause of disability and pain across the country and the pain, fatigue and lack of mobility it causes affects every aspect of a person’s life. The treatment of arthritis, together with other musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, currently costs the NHS £4.8 billion a year and the illnesses are the cause of one in five working days lost in the UK.
“Arthritis Research UK’s new Prevent, Transform, Cure manifesto recognises that there needs to be a public health approach focusing on preventing arthritis, transforming services and finding a cure for the 10 million people affected by this devastating condition.
“I’m proud to champion Arthritis Research UK’s policy and committed to making a difference. We need to put the issues affecting people with arthritis at the forefront of Parliament’s agenda; together we can fight this painful condition that has such a huge impact on people’s lives in Ellesmere Port and Neston.”