Rickets claims were fake news.

David Morris MP has received confirmation from the Medical Director at NHS England that the claims made during a Granada TV piece in December were factually incorrect.

Medical Director of NHS England – North (Lancashire and South Cumbria) stated:

‘I am clear that no diagnosed cases of poverty caused rickets can be identified in Morecambe at the time the programme was aired in December 2017.’

David Morris MP:

‘I am glad that this letter clears up the fake news which was circulated first by Granada reports and second by various community groups and individuals in the Constituency. People were rightly concerned about these claims and I am pleased that there have been no cases of poverty caused rickets in Morecambe and Lunesdale’

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