Our Big Give Christmas Challenge is now finished. Thanks to our generous supporters we raised a grand total of £27,645 (inc Gift Aid) for our ‘Mending the Medical Mindset on ME’ campaign.
The appeal tapped into unique power of The Big Give’s ‘double-your-donation’ fundraising platform.
We can now put thousands of extra pounds into our continuing Medical Education Campaign, making sure that doctors and healthcare professionals get the information they need to help M.E. sufferers receive better care and support.
In 2021 medical education will be needed more than ever. The new draft NICE guideline on ME/CFS is now out for consultation. It received a positive endorsement by the online patient community.
For years, the ME Association has campaigned for the guideline to be reviewed and for graded exercise to be removed as a recommended frontline treatment for the illness. We’ve also called for there to be far less reliance on cognitive behaviour therapy.
This has been accepted in the new draft guideline – along with other measures that should help support people with M.E.
When the guideline is published next April, and assuming there are no major changes, we will want to ensure this vital framework is taken on board by the NHS. It will be all hands to the pump as we push the new healthcare reforms out to the medical profession.
We still have a long way to go to change the medical mindset and increase awareness and understanding but, with your help, we will win through.
The ME Association
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