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Royal Society of Medicine meeting on CFS

MAY BE REPOSTED As previously announced, The ME Association was allowed to set up a display stand at the meeting on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (NB: no mention of ME in the official title) for health professionals (only) that was held that at the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) on Monday 28 April.

NICE guidelines on ME/CFS – research outcomes

Sutton and Cheam MP Paul Burstow, who is the Liberal Democrat chief whip in the Commons, put down a written question for the Health Secretary about research outcomes of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Guidance clinical practice guides for ME/CFS, which were published in the Autumn of last year. He received a written […]

Take part in survey into state of the nation’s healthcare

The Open University in conjunction with the BBC have launched an online survey into the state of the nation’s healthcare. People taking part will be asked to say what they think of services they receive from both conventional healthcare (GPs and dentists, for example) AND from the complementary and alternative practitioners.

ME sufferer scoops TV quiz fortune

A woman suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome experienced a turnaround in fortune after she lost her job but then reached the final round of TV’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? the next day.

‘Therapy for ME under fire’

From "The Big Issue in the North’, 14-20 April 2008  (writer: Martin Guttridge-Hewitt) (NB: "Royal Medical School" should read "Royal Society of Medicine") The use of cognitive behavioural in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome has come under renewed fire ahead of a Royal Medical School conference at the end of this month.

Cross Party Group on ME, Scottish Parliament, April 23

The next meeting of the Cross Party Group on ME in the Scottish Parliament will take place on Wednesday this week (23 April) in Committee Room 3 at 1pm. Anyone wishing to attend and who requires a pass should in the first instance contact Patricia Chambers, tel: 01355 806223 or e-mail: Patricia.Chambers@scottish.parliament.uk

City worker wins dismissal claim

A City worker with CFS has won her claim for unfair dismissal, victimisation and disability discrimination. Julie Pine was made redundant from her job as a database administrator by buyout investment company Cinven.

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