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Erectile Dysfunction Vacuum Pump Petition

User
Posted 28 March 2016 12:10:06(UTC)

There have been attempts to prevent NHS prescriptions for Vacuum Pumps for men with erectile dysfunction. So a petition has been started to persuade the government to debate the issue.

Petition:

Vacuum Erection Devices should remain as a high priority treatment for ED
An increasing number of CCG's are restricting the availability of Vacuum Erection Devices as a treatment for erectile dysfunction on community FP10 prescription by listing it as a "low priority" treatment against the grain of clinical evidence and recommendation by Urological Consultant Specialists

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Numerous published studies exist supporting the use of VED's as a safe, effective and high compliance treatment for erectile dysfunction of all aetiologies and as a penile rehabilitation tool post pelvic cancer treatment eg prostatectomy. Supported also by organisations such as the British Society of Sexual Medicine, MacMillan and Prostate Cancer UK, and sexual health specialists across the UK. Low cost option with up to a 5 year warranty with no effective restriction on frequency of use.

NOTE: Having had problems obtaining a Vacuum Pump but when I did finding it very beneficial I supported this petition immediately. The petition is fairly new so when i signed the total number who had signed was 80 and at least 10,000 signatures are required before the government will respond.

Please sign the petition by following the link: https://petition.parliam...ors/7Ioz2agBQwVobayJYydt

User
Posted 28 March 2016 20:37:23(UTC)

I shared it earlier on Facebook as an appeal for everyone to sign and share saying we need 10,000 signatures to help guys through their traumatic time.

Chris/Woody

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User
Posted 28 March 2016 20:13:07(UTC)

I imagine it would be difficult to share on FB if friends were not aware of their pal's diagnosis but John has been very open with friends and family about the impact of the disease and side effects of treatment. Awareness raising is essential - I think we all agree on that - but one of the big inhibitors to men seeing their GP or asking for a test (or their partners, sons, daughters, friends pushing them) is this myth that getting PCa is no big deal.

Men United should be asked to promote this petition - they have already caught the attention of all premiership football clubs and senior rugby clubs, as well as most sports programmes on TV. Other organisations that could be approached include Probus, Rotary, Roundtable, local Masonic lodges, Lions, etc.

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard


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User
Posted 29 March 2016 05:17:22(UTC)
Now up to 102.

Another battle for us to fight. Happy to help though.

John.
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User
Posted 28 March 2016 16:56:58(UTC)

The link above does not work. This is the link and I'll test it now !!

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/120674

Chris



https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/120674



If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade
User
Posted 28 March 2016 17:00:34(UTC)

It works and let us all sign it !




If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade
User
Posted 28 March 2016 18:22:12(UTC)

I have signed it along with my wife, now on 90 signatures.

Come on everyone it has got to get to 10,000 signatures!

Chris/Woody

Life seems different upside down, take another viewpoint

User
Posted 28 March 2016 19:55:37(UTC)

Well, that was easy to add my name . Now at 94 signatures- How to get more?

I wonder if PCUK could push this issue via their email list of members? ( No pun intended..) That would certainly bulk up the numbers signing.

As a person with ED, it's a bit of an awkward one to share on a personal Facebook page, and I'd guess other men with the condition would feel similarly.

As to alternative ways of bumping up the numbers, I can't think of any national organisations which are largely comprised of men of the 'target' age group who might publicise this.

I wonder if the WI might?

User
Posted 28 March 2016 20:09:42(UTC)
Signed
User
Posted 28 March 2016 20:13:07(UTC)

I imagine it would be difficult to share on FB if friends were not aware of their pal's diagnosis but John has been very open with friends and family about the impact of the disease and side effects of treatment. Awareness raising is essential - I think we all agree on that - but one of the big inhibitors to men seeing their GP or asking for a test (or their partners, sons, daughters, friends pushing them) is this myth that getting PCa is no big deal.

Men United should be asked to promote this petition - they have already caught the attention of all premiership football clubs and senior rugby clubs, as well as most sports programmes on TV. Other organisations that could be approached include Probus, Rotary, Roundtable, local Masonic lodges, Lions, etc.

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard


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User
Posted 28 March 2016 20:37:23(UTC)

I shared it earlier on Facebook as an appeal for everyone to sign and share saying we need 10,000 signatures to help guys through their traumatic time.

Chris/Woody

Life seems different upside down, take another viewpoint

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User
Posted 28 March 2016 21:44:35(UTC)

97 and counting...

User
Posted 28 March 2016 22:13:33(UTC)

Hi,

Signed.  Now 100.

 

 

User
Posted 29 March 2016 05:17:22(UTC)
Now up to 102.

Another battle for us to fight. Happy to help though.

John.
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User
Posted 29 March 2016 08:59:47(UTC)

Up to 107 including my signature!

User
Posted 29 March 2016 17:56:22(UTC)
Signed! (Number 109)
User
Posted 30 March 2016 15:38:59(UTC)

Signed !

User
Posted 30 March 2016 16:08:28(UTC)

Now up so 115

We can't control the winds - but we can adjust our sails
User
Posted 30 March 2016 21:49:13(UTC)
Signed, 119.
User
Posted 30 March 2016 22:11:07(UTC)

Ah Diesel - where have you been hiding? I missed you :-(

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard


User
Posted 31 March 2016 22:11:46(UTC)
Hi Lynn, missed you too, nice to hear you and family are all doing well,its two and a half years since my op,don't know where the time goes, I'm on 6 month Psa's now, got one next month, will post results,thinking all is OK, ever the optimist.Best wishes all Diesel. x
User
Posted 02 April 2016 16:08:02(UTC)

The link above didn't work for me, try this one:

 

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/120674

 

It needs more support as there is only about 140 signatures.

 
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