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MP backs newborn screening programme
9:31am Thursday 24th May 2012 in Local news
Horsforth and Aireborough MP Stuart Andrew has held a Parliamentary reception on behalf of the UK Patient Advocates for Newborn Screening group.
The group is a collaboration of several charitable organisations supporting children with rare diseases, all with an interest in advocating the extension of the newborn screening programme in the UK.
At the event were families and children whose lives have been saved or enhanced through the early detection and immediate treatment of their disorder because of the existing newborn screening programme in the UK.
Stuart Andrew MP said: “I was honoured to have been asked to host this event and it was lovely to see so many children who have benefited from the screening programme we have in the UK. “I believe still more can be done to save babies with rare diseases by extending the programme.”