The next meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on M.E. with be the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 29 March 10:00 – 10:30. We'd be really grateful if you could invite your MP to attend. It will be a Zoom meeting and your MP can get further information by emailing Carol Monaghan, MP (Chair of the APPG on M.E.).
In addition to reconstituting the APPG, the AGM will include a discussion on our work plan for the next year in relation to the APPG purpose: to seek to improve health, social care, education, and employment opportunities for M.E. sufferers and encourage biomedical research into the cause and treatment of M.E.
Action for M.E. and The ME Association have agreed to take on the secretariat responsibility for the APPG and will be working to ensure future minutes and announcements are published promptly.
Contact your MP
Use this search engine to locate your MP's contact details: Find your MP – MPs and Lord's UK Parliament.
You can encourage your MP to attend by:
- Sharing social media announcements with your MP.
- Personalising the template email below.
Dear [YOUR MP'S NAME]
All-Party Parliamentary Group on M.E.
I am writing as one of your constituents to ask if you could attend the AGM of the APPG on M.E. via Zoom, between 10 – 10:30am, on Tuesday 29th March. The group is chaired by Carol Monaghan, MP. Please contact her office for an invitation and Zoom link: email@example.com. At the AGM, you will hear about the challenges people with M.E. face when trying to get an early and acccurate diagnosis and when accessing ongoing specialist support, welfare benefits, work and education.
M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) is a complex and long-term neurological condition that causes significant functional impairment and a lower quality of life than diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and even most cancers. It has been estimated to cost the UK economy over £3billion each year in healthcare, productivity losses, welfare benefits, and unpaid informal care. While NICE has introduced a new guideline that will help to improve the clinical situation, M.E. would benefit greatly from biomedical research that can develop effective treatments. M.E. is more prevalent than multiple sclerosis and it is believed that as many as 400 children and adults in your constituency are likely to be affected.
[Include some additional information that relates to you as a person with M.E. living in this constituency]
[ADD YOUR NAME and POSTAL ADDRESS]