The ME Association is pleased to announce that we have been informed by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) that they will now remove their classification of CFS as a mental health disorder.
Dear Dr Shepherd
I am pleased to inform you that the Curriculum Development Group and Postgraduate Training Board have now debated the views expressed about the reference to CFS/ME in the Mental Health statement and have agreed to remove the reference from the statement. It was not felt necessary to insert a specific reference to CFS/ME elsewhere in the curriculum, eg under Neurological Problems, because the curriculum takes a largely
generic approach and does not specify every possible condition.
We remain happy to have a meeting with you and I am sorry that it has taken so long to arrange this.
Director, Professional Development & Standards
Royal College of General Practitioners
14 Princes Gate, Hyde Park
London SW7 1PU