MEA place to go for details of NHS specialist services, says Government minister | 12 July 2016

The ME Association website has been named in Parliament as the place to go for information about NHS specialist services in the UK for people with ME/CFS.

The Minister for Public Health, Jane Ellison MP, had been asked in a written Parliamentary question how many clinical commissioning group areas provided specialist services for people diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis.

On June 6, she told her questioner – Jamie Reed, MP for Copeland in Cumbria:

“The vast majority of services for people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) are the responsibility of local clinical commissioning groups. The Department does not hold information about the configuration of local services. However, we understand that there a number of clinics that specialise in the treatment of CFS/ME around the country.

“The ME Association has published a list of these services, available at:
www.meassociation.org.uk/specialist-services-throughout-the-uk/

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