Mrs Kay Gilderdale will appear before Brighton magistrates next Tuesday (April 21) charged with the attempted murder of her daughter Lynn between December 2 and December 4. Lynn, aged 31 who had been ill with since the age of 14, was found dead at her home in Stonegate, Heathfield, East Sussex, on December 4.
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Edinburgh West MP John Barrett has highlighted a story from our quarterly ME Essential magazine on his blog, saying: "For most of us, ME and the experience of those who suffer from it is hard to understand, but this description, by Rachel Miles, which was given to me by a friend today, opened my eyes."
The following letter from Tom Kindlon appears in the print edition of the British Medical Journal this week. Mr Kindlon is information officer for the Irish ME/CFS Association.
The ME Association has become increasingly concerned about feedback from our members regarding the way in which some insurance companies are behaving when it comes to claims for private sickness/disability related benefits – PHI (income protection/replacement) policies in particular.
Press statement issued today by Dr Des Turner MP, chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on ME. Dr Des Turner MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on M.E., launched an APPG inquiry into NHS service provision for people with M.E., at a meeting in Committee Room 20, House of Commons, 1.30-3pm, Wednesday […]
This year’s Tick Prevention Week – starting on Monday, April 6 – will focus on children and the need to make them aware of the risks of being bitten by ticks now it’s getting warmer.
An inquiry into NHS service provision for people with ME/CFS was launched by Dr Des Turner MP at the All Party Parliamentary Group on ME yesterday (April 1).
A man and a woman have been jailed over the death of an innocent shopper who had ME in a queue-jumping row in south London.
Two letters were printed in this week’s paper editor of the New Scientist, on the news page. They appear below.
The 2009 Peter Snow Award for rural health research and service – given annually to honour the memory of Dr Peter Snow, the New Zealand doctor who gained international attention for his research into ‘Tapanui Flu’, otherwise known as ME – has been given to Dr Garry Nixon.
Rapid responses to the British Medical Journal (BMJ) news item on the High Court challenge to NICE can be viewed at the BMJ website
This is a summary of key points to emerge from a meeting of The ME Association Board of Trustees that took place at our Head Office in Buckingham on Tuesday 17 March 2009. Informal discussions also took place on a number of issues the night before. Please note that this is a summary of the Board meeting – not […]
The ME Association has responded to a news story that appeared in the British Medical Journal about the outcome of the legal challenge to the NICE Guideline on ME/CFS. Our response – published in the journal’s online ‘rapid responses’ – appears below.
Kevin Short, who one of the two people with ME who unsuccessfully launched the legal challenge to the NICE Guideline on ME/CFS, has released the witness statement of Norwich North MP Dr Ian Gibson who supported the action. The text appears below.
The NICE Guideline on ME/CFS, and the attitude of many health insurers towards people with the illness, came under withering fire from the Countess of Mar in a debate in the House of Lords yesterday (March 18).
Click here to read the electronic version of Mr Justice Simon’s judgement.
An updated index to the major medical articles and Frequently Asked Questions that have appeared in the ME Association’s quarterly ME Essential magazine over the last five years can be found here.
Latest news from ME Association adventurers in far-flung parts of the world – our ambassador-on-a- bike ERIC SMART rested at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Kashmir after pedalling his first 7,000 miles, and ED STAFFORD has entered Columbia in his bid to be the first person ever to walk along the Amazon River from the […]
An APPG inquiry into NHS service provision for people with M.E. will be the focus of the next meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on ME to be held 1.30-3pm, Wednesday 1 April 2009, Committee Room 20, House of Commons.