Parliamentary Question: health service support for people with ME, 12 September 2011

Andrew Stephenson (Conservative MP for Pendle) tabled a written question that asked the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department was taking to support people living with myalgic encephalomyelitis.

In a written answer on 12 September 2011, Minister for Care Services Paul Burstow replied:

Responsibility for meeting the health needs of those living with long-term neurological conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) rests with local health bodies. They are expected to implement the guidance produced by the National Institute for Heath and Clinical Excellence on CFS/ME, as well as the more general guidance on neurological conditions, the National Service Framework for Long-term Neurological Conditions, produced by the Department.

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