New DWP medical guidance in full

This is the medical guidance which will be made available in February to Department for Work and Pensions decision-makers adjudicating on claims from people with ME/CFS for Disability Living Allowance and Carer's Allowance.

A new clinical study offers hope of a therapy for the UK’s 250,000 adult and child ME sufferers: Times Online, 11 January 2007

A new clinical study offers hope of a therapy for the UK’s 250,000 adult and child ME sufferers Drug to be tested on ME patients by Rebecca Anne Smith, Times Online A new clinical study offers hope of a therapy for the UK’s 250,000 adult and child ME sufferers A new clinical study suggests there may […]

What is ME/CFS?

It should be explained that there are a number of different names for what is an illness of uncertain cause affecting many thousands of people. Currently it is estimated that some 250,000 people in Britain are affected by this illness.

Daily Mail 9/1/07 (Lightning Process)

Could ME be caused by too much adrenaline? By ROMA FELSTEIN Twelve months ago, Leonie Gough was so ill she spent most of her time in her bed. The 17-year-old had ME, a condition which left her barely able to eat, let alone walk. She hadn’t been able to go to school for three years […]

The ME Association Head Office

Please use the following details: Tel: 01280 818 964 or 818 968 (between 9.30am and 4.30pm) The ME Association 7 Apollo Office Court Radclive Road Gawcott Bucks MK18 4DF

Membership enquiries

Non-members: If you wish to join The ME Association please read the section about becoming a member . If you have a question that is not answered on that page, please contact ME Connect . However, we regret that we are not able to advise you upon specific personal medical or benefit problems. Our Telephone […]

Membership form

A Membership Form is available for download below which you can print, complete and send to Head Office. If for any reason you are unable to use this document, please contact ME Connect and we will be pleased to post you a copy. When we have received your completed Membership Form and subscription, we will […]

New ME/CFS Support Group in Carlisle

The New Year has got off to a promising start for people with ME/CFS and their carers in England-Scotland border country – with the opening of a new ME/CFS group and academic project in Carlisle. Carlisle ME/CFS Support Group will be launched next week by Linda Danielis, a senior lecturer in Cumbria Business School at […]

MBE for Dick Patterson

Dick Patterson, president of Dorset ME Support Group, has been made MBE in the New Year's Honours List. Dick was chairman of the Dorset group for 17 years until he stood down from the post last year, when he was succeeded by Tim Stirgess.

NICE guideline: MEA response

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has produced a draft guideline for ME/CFS which it has put out for comment. With its emphasis on CBT and graded exercise as therapies of first choice, it will set the pattern for assessment,  diagnosis and clinical management for years to come. The ME Association says […]

How to contact ME Connect

Our ME Connect helpline is available every day of the week on 0844 576 5326. Please phone between these times: 10am-12noon, 2-4pm and 7-9pm. You can also email ME Connect here. Please note that the ME Connect helpline and email service cannot answer individual queries about medical management or diagnosis. We do, however, have a […]


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