Parliamentary Question | how many GPs have notified cases of M.E. in the last five years? | 9 March 2016

Cat Smith, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities and Junior Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, asked the Secretary of State for Health how many GPs have notified cases of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis in each of the last five years.

In a written reply supplied on on 9 March 2016, Jane Ellison, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, wrote:

This information is not collected in England.
 
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence clinical guidance, Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy): Diagnosis and management of CFS/ME in adults and children, published in 2007, estimates that the annual prevalence is approximately 4,000 cases per million of the population.

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