News | The ME Association - Part 200

Inquiry into NICE: final hearing

The Health Select Committee of the House of Commons will hold its final day of evidence in its inquiry into the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) on Thursday, November 8.

Closure of The MEACH Trust

In view of questions being asked, and the absence of any public statement, The ME Association asked the Charity Commission (CC) a number of questions last week regarding the decision to dissolve the MEACH TRUST charity on 21 August 2007.

Activive – regulatory update

A few months ago The ME Association started receiving queries about the medicinal claims being made for a product called Activive that was being sold over the internet.

Steve Craig’s online art gallery

From the October issue of The ME Association’s quarterly magazine, ME Essential, published this weekend. An artist, poet and teacher who went down with ME has opened an online art gallery to show his work. 

ME/CFS occupational health guidance under review

From the October issue of The ME Association’s quarter magazine, ME Essential, published this weekend. A total of 25 ME charities and groups have now signed up to a statement repudiating the NHS Pus occupational health guidance for ME/CFS as "insulting to many people with this illness who have fought tooth and nail to keep […]

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Concern over sick notes overhaul

From ‘Pulse’ the weekly newsletter for GPs Further moves towards relieving GPs of duties for writing sick notes have sparked controversy, after a GPC negotiator said he feared the issue was being hijacked by politicians seeking to cut social benefits.

Recognition in Catalonia

From Clara Valverde The Promoting Commission (the patient leaders who do the organizing) of the Catalan CFS-FMS Popular Legislative Initiative (CFS-FMS PLI)has received the Alternativa Award last September 29, 2007 in Barcelona, Spain.

Grants for powered wheelchairs?

This is an anonymised version of an inquiry we have just received at The ME Association. if anybody can help by pointing us towards the right organisation, please email us.


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