Parliamentary Question | diagnosis and treatment of people with ME/CFS | 21 October 2014

October 27, 2014

Barry Sheerman, Labour MP for Huddersfield, asked the Secretary of State for Health what steps his department were taking to improve access to diagnosis and treatment for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis.

In a written reply provided on 21 October, the coalition's Minister of State for Health Norman Lamb (Lib Dem, North Norfolk) answered:

In 2007 the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) produced the clinical guidance, ‘Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy): Diagnosis and management of CFS/ME in adults and children.'
This guidance set out best practice on the diagnosis, treatment care and support of children and adults with CFS/ME. Information on CFS/ME diagnosis and treatment can also be accessed via the NHS Evidence and NICE Clinical Knowledge summaries websites.

3 thoughts on “Parliamentary Question | diagnosis and treatment of people with ME/CFS | 21 October 2014”

  1. Norman Lamb, as Minister of State for Health, should be directed to Professor Mark Baker (NICE) to hear his comments about the NICE Guidelines for ME/CFS, being unfit for purpose. Is this the Lib Dem attitude to ME/CFS Patients i.e. not really interested?? Is it also a reflection of the future we could expect under a Lib Dem government??

    Please look into ME/CFS more seriously and carefully Mr Lamb. It is a growing disease and devastating the lives of thousands, including children’s.
    Thank you

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