Meeting with Royal College General Practitioners at House of Lords | 17 June 2017

June 17, 2017

Dr Charles Shepherd will be at a meeting with representatives from the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) on Thursday morning (22nd June) at the House of Lords.

The meeting has been arranged by the Countess of Mar to discuss all aspects of ME/CFS that are relevant to primary care – the importance of early and accurate diagnosis and sensible advice on management in particular.

There will be a presentations from Professor Kamila Hawthorne and Fiona Erasmus followed by questions and discussion.

If anyone has any points regarding early diagnosis and good management, or examples of good/bad management in general practice that would be useful to raise at this meeting, please forward them to us via our head office (, or leave a message below this blog or via our Facebook page.

Dr Charles Shepherd
Hon Medical Adviser, The ME Association

MEA information on Early and Accurate Diagnosis – this is a free to download leaflet:

The Importance of Early and Accurate Diagnosis | Helpful hints for healthcare professionals that could improve prognosis | 9 May 2016

Information from two recent MEA monthly surveys on the time taken for a diagnosis of ME/CFS to be made and how people rate GP management of their ME/CFS:



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