The Daily Telegraph published a letter by Professor Peter Littlejohns, clinical and public health director at the National Insttitute for Health and Clinical Excellence, in which he refutes the claim that NICE considers ME a psychological disorder. Dr Charles Shepherd, medical adviser to The ME Association, has also submitted a letter to the Daily Telegraph […]
The Daily Telegraph’s medical columnist, Dr James Le Fanu, discusses CBT and graded exercise in today’s paper.
BBC Breakfast News covered the debate on the NICE guidance for ME/CFS tomorrow morning (Saturday, November 17) just after 9.30am
We have just been informed that John Bercow MP has not been successful in the ballot to try and secure a House of Commons adjournment debate on ME in the week beginning November 19.
This is a brief summary of key issues that were discussed at The ME Association Board of Trustees meeting held in Buckingham on Tuesday 13 November 2007. It also covers a few matters that were discussed at an informal meeting of trustees held over dinner the evening before.
From the ‘Daily Mail", November 14 Yuppie flu campaigners fight ‘mental illness’ label by Sophie Goodchild
Anna Hemmings, who was told she might never race again when she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome in 2005, has been nominated for the 2007 BBC London Sports Personality of the Year.
Multi-award winning stand-up comedian and TV show creator Ricky Gervais came up with a kind of apology for making people with ME the butt of one of his routines in an interview with the Scottish ‘Sunday Herald’ at the weekend.
Buckingham MP John Bercow, who is a patron of The ME Association, has entered the ballot for an adjournment debate on ME/CFS to be held in the House of Commons in the week beginning November 19. If he is successful, the motion will force an appearance by a Government minister to reply to the debate. […]
Famous adventurer Dr Mike Stroud OBE has come out in support of the ‘Walking the Amazon’ expedition – which supports The ME Association’s efforts to help set up an ME research tissue bank in the UK.
There was an interesting short report on the BBC 10pm news on Tuesday evening (November 6) regarding an investigation they have been carrying out into the activities of the American insurance giant UNUM and the very close links that this company has established over the years with the DWP.
A former mayor and his wife have been warned they may face jail after being convicted of falsely claiming benefits.
The jury trying former Mayor of Sefton John Walker and his wife Catie is due to resume its deliberations today.
OSCR has begun to publish details of charities that have failed to provide it with Annual Returns and accounts.
The CFS Name Change Advisory Board (NCAB) has amended its initial proposal and now recommends that the name for ‘chronic fatigue syndrome’ be changed to the acronym ME/CFS. (Note: Many illnesses are known by their acronym – e.g., HIV.) The resolution modifies their earlier recommendation that the ‘ME’ in ME/CFS should stand for Myalgic Encephalopathy.
ME Series You & Yours (Mon – Fri 12.04– just before 1pm) and Case Notes (Tues 9– 9.30, repeat Wed 4.30 – 5.00pm).
Australian occupational therapist Priscilla Ling has launched a new website containing practical hints for those with ME/CFS.
Cookery journalist and author Grace Cheetham has a new cookbook out – full of recipes for people who suffer from allergies and food intolerances.
The 44 page October issue of ME Essential is now available.
The ME Association recently received an email from the One Click Group asking for a contribution towards the costs of bringing a legal action for judicial review of the NICE Guideline on CFS/ME. The Association has been asked by members for its view on whether such a contribution should be made.