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:

Update: Rickets myth debunked

In December ITV Granada aired a report about poverty in our community. Statements have been made about poverty and rickets in Morecambe as a result of television interviews with a number of organisations in our District. These appear to have caused some misunderstanding and public concern.