I have been supporting Teagan Appleby’s mother Emma on her fight to have access to NHS funded medical cannabis for her epileptic daughter. Teagan relies on this medicine to manage her rare form of severe epilepsy. Currently Teagan’s treatment cannot be accessed on the NHS and her medication has to be funded privately and provided under private prescription.
I have been supporting Emma’s campaign since I was first elected in 2019 and I have been highlighting Emma’s campaign in parliament. In a Medical Cannabis debate I expressed how I am backing the new measures to have NHS funded medical cannabis so that Teagan and fellow sufferers can get the vital medicine they need easily.
In my speech in the House of Commons I said:
“Teagan Appleby needs medical cannabis to improve her serious health condition. Without it, she
suffers from fits. With it, she is so much better. That is why I support the prescription of medical
cannabis on the NHS for little Teagan and the other children who clearly need it.
“I pay tribute Teagan’s mum, Emma, who has been a tireless and energetic campaigner on behalf of
her daughter to get the medical treatment that she needs.”
As well as highlighting Emma’s campaign in parliament I also met with Teagan’s mother at their home in Aylesham to discuss the difficulties that Teagan faces and the importance of getting medical cannabis prescribed through the NHS.
I continue to pay tribute to Teagan’s mother Emma for her campaign and unwavering determination to get medical cannabis on the NHS to control her daughter’s epileptic fits. Teagan’s Mum Emma is a tireless campaigner and has made sure this issue has received the attention it deserves.
I have met with the Health Secretary and other health ministers to raise the unfair situation that Teagan and her mother face. I will continue to press Ministers to ensure that action is taken so children like Teagan can access medical cannabis treatment through the NHS.