E-petition to the Prime Minister

July 3, 2007

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to get the Health Service and medical profession to accept the WHO classification of ME/CFS as an organic neurological disorder and not as a psychosocial syndrome.

The latest DWP Guidelines and PACE are still directing the Health Service to treat ME sufferers with GET and CBT (a tool used for mental illnesses) despite the mounting evidence from a vast amount of research proving that ME is an organic not a psychosomatic disease and that the treatments forced onto those affected do in fact cause more harm than good and can worsen the condition of patients.  Money should instead be invested in research into the physiological aetiology of ME/CFS and its treatment.  Patients should not be forced into becoming psychiatric cases or lose their benefits.

By 6,20pm today, 6,004 people had signed this petition on the 10 Downing Street website. The petition has been launched by Konstanze Allsop.

If you would like to sign, please use the following link.

Ignore the 22 January sign-up deadline; the petition is still active.

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