News | The ME Association- Part 186

Sheffield GPs go online

A new website designed to give patients a greater say on healthcare in Sheffield has been launched. Sheffieldhealth.co.uk has been created by the Central Sheffield GP Consortium to provide up-to-date healthcare information and advice for patients, as well as providing hosting online surveys, allowing them to air their views about services in the city.

Winners of the MEA annual prize draw

Thanks to all who bought tickets this year – which were circulated with our quarterly ME Essential magazine. The winners were Miss N Sismey of Spalding (£250), Claire Moore of Glasgow (£150) and Tina Lockton of Leicester (£50).

MEperspectives No. 1 – Rachel Miles

The first in an occasional series being put on The ME Association website. For four years I’ve been suffering with ME and for four years I’ve been trying to describe it to non-sufferers. I’ve compared it to a permanent flu, to a never-ending marathon, to insomnia with eventual pointless sleep.

Mickel Therapy and ME/CFS: BBC Reporting Scotland, 1.30pm today (Friday)

The MEA has just been informed that BBC ‘Reporting Scotland’ (TV) will be doing their item on Mickel Therapy on the news programme being put out at 1.30pm today (Friday 14 November), and probably on the early evening (6pm) news programme as well.   BBC TV Scotland website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/ BBC 1 Scotland can be viewed […]

New government benefit to replace ICB is introduced today

A major change in work related benefits for sick and disabled people takes place on Monday 27 October with the introduction of the new Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). The new benefit is likely to make it harder for sick and disabled people to claim work related benefits, and the aim is to significantly reduce the […]

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