The reason we are asking this question is because the results will link in with this year's Big Give Christmas Challenge.
This will be raising money to support an MEA campaign in 2016 to improve the time it takes for people to get a firm diagnosis of ME/CFS.
We know from previous patient surveys, and from member feedback, that obtaining a diagnosis of ME/CFS can still be a long and frustrating process – mainly because some doctors are still not sure how and when to make a diagnosis of ME/CFS.
Unnecessary delays in diagnosis often lead to bad management, or no management at all. This is a situation which is clearly unacceptable and needs to change.
So the money we raise during the Big Give Challenge this year will be used to provide educational information to both health professionals and members of the public on how to recognise the early signs of ME/CFS and what should then be done to confirm the diagnosis. We shall also organise a medical seminar on the subject.
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