Open Petiton

Fund research into improving the safety of contraceptive options

Current Signatures: 11,405
Estimated Final Signatures: 43,086 (c. 227 added daily)

The side effects of the contraceptive pill & other methods like the coil can be extremely damaging & range from anxiety, depression, strokes & heart attacks. Current forms of contraception can affect hormone balance which can cause a range of different issues, yet we have little to no options.

Open Petiton

Include Sickle Cell Anemia in the List of Illnesses Eligible for a MedEx Card

Current Signatures: 27,529
Estimated Final Signatures: 104,078 (c. 549 added daily)

I am calling for Parliament to include Sickle Cell Anemia as a listed illness eligible for a Medical Exemption Card.

Open Petiton

Stop the plan to include calorie counts on menus

Current Signatures: 17,504
Estimated Final Signatures: 55,758 (c. 292 added daily)

PM Boris Johnson recently promoted the idea of including calorie counts on restaurant menus to "tackle obesity". We, the undersigned, are asking that this does NOT happen. Calories are not a constructive way to determine full nutritional value, and we ask the government to consider other factors.

Open Petiton

Improve care, support and treatment for children with rare diseases

Current Signatures: 26,725
Estimated Final Signatures: 64,271 (c. 319 added daily)

3.5 million people in the UK will be affected by a rare disease at some point in their lives. 95% of rare diseases have no treatment and 50% of those affected are children; 1 in 3 do not live to see their 5th birthday. These children can wait years for a diagnosis and some just never receive one.

Open Petiton

Increase funding for research into Endometriosis and PCOS.

Current Signatures: 22,282
Estimated Final Signatures: 51,866 (c. 235 added daily)

Endometriosis and PCOS are two gynaecological conditions which both affect 10% of women worldwide, but both are, in terms of research and funding, incredibly under prioritised. This petition is calling for more funding, to enable for new, extensive and thorough research into female health issues.

Open Petiton

Extension for Commonwealth Citizens on Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visas

Current Signatures: 10,576
Estimated Final Signatures: 21,537 (c. 93 added daily)

Extension of all commonwealth citizens on a Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa who have lost valuable time in the UK due to Covid-19. Many people had to leave the UK due to job loses and future uncertainty while others stayed with commitments to our employers and our ambition to build a life here.

Open Petiton

Prevent any restrictions on those who refuse a Covid-19 vaccination

Current Signatures: 144,274
Estimated Final Signatures: 304,280 (c. 1,211 added daily)

I want the Government to prevent any restrictions being placed on those who refuse to have any potential Covid-19 vaccine. This includes restrictions on travel, social events, such as concerts or sports. No restrictions whatsoever.

Open Petiton

Do not ban gender transition treatments for under 18s

Current Signatures: 51,190
Estimated Final Signatures: 84,435 (c. 332 added daily)

The Government should not restrict trans health care treatments to under 18s in the UK. Treat these trans minors as human beings and do not use their age to justify restricting medical treatment.

Open Petiton

Delay 5G in the UK until there’s been an independent investigation

Current Signatures: 55,161
Estimated Final Signatures: 63,022 (c. 313 added daily)

I would like to see a full independent investigation and report to declare the findings on the 5G network in relation to radio activity and the health implications.

Closed Petiton (closed September 2020)

Implement UK lockdown for preventing spread of COVID19

Final Signatures: 409,472

The UK needs to follow suit the containment procedures of countries that have been greatly affected by COVID19 such as Italy.

The UK should restrict unnecessary travel between towns and cities. Travel permitted should only be for work or emergencies. Public gatherings should also be discouraged.

Closed Petiton (closed September 2020)

Improve Maternal Mortality Rates and Health Care for Black Women in the U.K.

Final Signatures: 187,519

Black Women in the U.K. are 5 times more likely to die during pregnancy and after childbirth compared to White Women (MBRRACE, 2019). We need more research done into why this is happening and recommendations to improve health care for Black Women as urgent action is needed to address this disparity.

Closed Petiton (closed September 2020)

Explore options for making NurOwn available to treat Motor Neurone Disease (MND)

Final Signatures: 65,431

No effective treatment exists for 5,000 sufferers of MND in the UK. NurOwn is in the final months of Phase 3 of a US FDA regulated clinical trial. Phase 2 data indicated NurOwn was safe and demonstrated signs of efficacy at low doses.

Closed Petiton (closed September 2020)

Increase pay for NHS healthcare workers and recognise their work

Final Signatures: 178,820

I would like the government to review and increase the pay for healthcare workers to recognise the work that they do.

Closed Petiton (closed September 2020)

Fund Kuvan (sapropterin) on the NHS for people with PKU

Final Signatures: 19,760

The drug Kuvan allows people with the rare condition PKU to manage their condition. The treatment has been licensed for 11 years but has never been commissioned by the NHS.
The government should make funding available for this treatment for all PKU patients that could benefit.

Closed Petiton (closed September 2020)

Pay Carers an allowance equivalent to a fulltime job at the National Living wage

Final Signatures: 20,608

Paying unpaid carers would safeguard those requiring care making it a financially viable option for friends and family to look after those they love, Reducing pressure on 999 services and the NHS. Saving vast amounts of money per person. The carer who provides continuity in care is often forgotten

Closed Petiton (closed September 2020)

Fund research for childhood cancers with the worst survival rates

Final Signatures: 109,176

12 kids in the UK are diagnosed with cancer daily. 1 in 5 will die within 5 years, often of the deadliest types like DIPG (brainstem cancer) - fatal on diagnosis & other cancers on relapse. Yet there has been little, or no, funding for research into these cancers and little, or no, progress.

Closed Petiton (closed September 2020)

Revoke the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and renationalise the NHS

Final Signatures: 30,844

Restore the responsibility of the Secretary of State to provide a comprehensive, integrated, publicly owned NHS free at the point of need.

Closed Petiton (closed November 2019)

Stop Brexit

Final Signatures: 39,408

Brexit is an absolute disaster, possible Medication shortages, a hard border in Ireland which puts peace at risk, job losses. This is 100% not worth it so stop it now!

Closed Petiton (closed November 2019)

Fund research for childhood cancers with the worst survival rates

Final Signatures: 37,664

12 kids in the UK are diagnosed with cancer daily. 1 in 5 will die within 5 years, often of the deadliest types like DIPG (brainstem cancer) - fatal on diagnosis & other cancers on relapse. Yet there has been little, or no, funding for research into these cancers and little, or no, progress.

Closed Petiton (closed November 2019)

Scrap the pension annual allowance taper

Final Signatures: 20,058

Recent changes in pension taxation have reduced the annual allowance which can be put into a pension to £40,000 a year. In 2016 “tapering” was introduced which can further reduce the annual allowance to £10,000

Closed Petiton (closed November 2019)

Make qualified Dental Nurse wage a minimum of £12 per hour.

Final Signatures: 17,236

Dental nurses earn on average around £9 per hour regardless of whether this is NHS or private practice and the wage does not reflect the experience or the additional qualifications/duties of the nurse. Dental practices quite simply could not run without the nurses. Their pay should reflect this!

Closed Petiton (closed November 2019)

Raise awareness and make Pathological Demand Avoidance a recognisable diagnosis

Final Signatures: 11,093

PDA needs to be recognised in the UK as a specific, diagnosable condition and added to the diagnostic manual. This needs government intervention to pursue this. PDA has been recognised as a form of autism for over 30 years, yet getting a diagnosis through the NHS is a postcode lottery.

Closed Petiton (closed November 2019)

The Air Ambulances to be government funded

Final Signatures: 134,143

The air ambulances that operate around the UK cost around £12,000 per day to run and maintain, and are mainly funded through charity organisations. This petition is to ask the Government to fully fund the air ambulances through the emergency services.

Closed Petiton (closed November 2019)

Improve maternal care for black British women

Final Signatures: 29,336

Black women in the UK are five times more likely to die from complications surrounding pregnancy and childbirth than white women. We need an urgent review of care with recommendations on how to ensure it is no more dangerous for black women to give birth in the UK than white women.

Closed Petiton (closed November 2019)

Public areas & Food places to have Epi Pens for food allergies

Final Signatures: 13,098

My son was diagnosed with a Nut allergy after he had a reaction in 2018. This can lead to Anaphylaxis & it is life threatening. An Epi Pen is an adrenaline injection which is vital after a reaction. I think public places should have epi pens available.