Dr Charles Shepherd, Hon. Medical Adviser, ME Association.
The national lockdown has brought many challenges to healthcare in the UK and the NHS has responded admirably to this unprecedented situation.
You will find the MEA Monthly Poll located to the right of this page in the margin —>
For people with ME/CFS as with people who have other chronic health conditions and disabilities, continuing healthcare is vitally important.
We would like to know if you have felt confident in the NHS's ability to provide appropriate care and support for your ME/CFS during the period of the lockdown.
Maybe you had cause to use NHS services during this time for matters relating to ME/CFS and can share your experiences. Maybe you didn't, but felt reassured by the measures that were available if you had need of them.
Perhaps you felt confused by all the information that was available and didn't know where to turn. Or you needed to use the NHS but felt let down by what was offered or found it unsuitable for someone in your situation.
Please vote in the ME Association Website Poll
Experiences will vary. We have received a considerable number of emails and messages about NHS services for people with ME/CFS since the lockdown began on 23rd March.
And, as these restrictions are now being eased, can you look back on this period and express what it has meant to you in terms of confidence in the NHS for your ME/CFS?
Please complete the simple website poll and join our discussion on the ME Association Facebook page.
The ME Association Covid-19 and ME/CFS Leaflets
The ME Association has published a range of FREE leaflets about Covid-19, including one that talks specifically about post-viral-fatigue syndrome and how this could lead to a marked increase in the diagnosis of ME/CFS.
You can download each one (or all of them) by clicking the images below, or you will find them in the ME Association Website Shop.
|The General Leaflet||Vulnerable Status Letter||Covid-19 and PVFS|
|Reducing Risk Infection||Changes to Benefits||Employment|
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