That this House welcomes the 30 advocates from across England who took part in Asthma UK’s Meet the Patients event in Westminster on 19 June 2012; notes that the NHS Mandate will be a key opportunity to ensure that the priorities of the NHS are focused on getting services right for patients with long-term conditions such as asthma; further notes recent figures which show that 70 per cent of NHS resources are now being spent on managing chronic, long-term conditions and that asthma alone costs the NHS more than 1 billion per year; and calls on the Secretary of State for Health to highlight the principles of supported self-management, patient involvement in decision-making and continuous improvement in his forthcoming mandate for the NHS Commissioning Board.

Parliamentary Early Day Motion: http://www.edms.org.uk/2012-13/249.htm

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