Written Question on Foetal Anticonvulsant Syndrome

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Date Title Questioner
23 Sep 2020, 11:07 a.m. Christopher Chope (Conservative - Christchurch) Christopher Chope (Conservative - Christchurch)

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to support people with Foetal Valproate Spectrum Disorder; and when he plans next to meet the Independent Foetal Anti-Convulsant Trust.

Answered by Nadine Dorries - Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Recommendation five of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review, which was published on 8 July, outlines that specialist centres should be set up to provide comprehensive treatment, care and advice for those adversely affected by medications taken during pregnancy. The Government has received the report and all recommendations are being considered carefully. An update will be provided in due course.

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Innovation (Lord Bethell) met with the Independent Foetal Anti-Convulsant Trust on 28 August. Currently there are no future appointments arranged.

More generally, the Government is committed to providing disabled people and those with health conditions the support they are entitled to and plans to publish a health and disability support Green Paper in due course.

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