Stephen McPartland MP has pledged his support for Asthma UK’s campaign for higher standards of care in Stevenage and around the country to reduce asthma deaths. As chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Asthma he hosted a reception for MPs in Parliament.
Stephen said, “I was delighted to host the event and raise awareness of how important it is to tackle asthma in our local communities. Many people do not realise that over 5 million people have asthma in the UK and 3 people die every day due to the condition. It is shocking that most of these deaths are preventable and we need to ensure that asthmatics have access to better care.”
Stephen added, “I will continue to campaign for better services for those with all respiratory diseases and am delighted Paul Burstow, the Health Minister leading on long term conditions has taken such an interest in our campaign.”