Dr Lisa Cameron MP joins MS Society in Parliament

On Wednesday 25 October Dr Lisa Cameron, MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven &
Lesmahagow and Chair of the Disability All Party Parliamentary Group attended
a parliamentary event to hear about the impact the Personal Independence
Payment (PIP) assessment process is having on people living with multiple
sclerosis (MS). 
Over 130,000 people in the UK live with MS, with 130 diagnosed each week. MS
is a condition where the immune system attacks the coating which protects our
nerves. Symptoms are different for everybody, but can often be invisible, and
can fluctuate from day-to-day. However, the PIP assessment criteria often fails
to take this into account.  
Dr Lisa Cameron MP, says: “The MS Society’s #10yearsofPIP campaign
highlights the impact people with MS in our constituency are facing due to the
assessment. I am keen to raise concerns at the highest level with Government” 
Anastasia Berry, Policy Manager at the MS Society, says: “We’re grateful
to Dr Cameron MP for attending our ‘A decade of PIP’ event, as her support is
After the event the MS Society delivered its 22,254-signature petition to the
Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) calling on the Government to review
and overhaul the PIP process, ensuring it more accurately reflects how people
are impacted by living with MS.