News | The ME Association - Part 208

National ME organisations respond to DWP guidance

STATEMENT BY NATIONAL ME ORGANISATIONS ON DWP CFS/ME GUIDANCE DOCUMENT (VERSION 9) We are pleased that the DWP has acknowledged that there has been a 'black hole' with ME/CFS, resulting in many decision makers/adjudicators having trouble making correct allocations, and have agreed to address this. 

Dr Nigel Speight’s evidence to the Gibson Inquiry

MAY BE REPOSTED Following a request from the Gibson Inquiry secretariat, The ME Association has forwarded a copy of the transcript and Powerpoint slides used by Dr Nigel Speight, Paediatric Adviser to The ME Association, when he presented evidence on ME/CFS in children and adolescents to the fourth oral hearing.

Financial Times, January 19 (recovery from flu)

Gently does it By Edi Smockum There is no more challenging time to keep to a fitness regime than during an illness. Those with less than total commitment to training routines will find it hard to get back to them if they are out for any length of time. So how do you keep on […]

The Gibson Enquiry – next meeting

The next meeting of the Group for Scientific Research into ME has been set for 6 February 2007 Further to the publication of the Group's Report at the end of last year, the GSRME is holding a meeting to discuss the Report, how to use it and how to keep the political momentum behind the […]

Letter to The Mail on Sunday

INTENDED FOR PUBLICATION Re: Healthnotes / 14 January 2007 /p63 Representatives from ME/CFS charities have tried unsuccessfully to ensure that new medical guidance to be issued by the Department of Work and Pensions in February properly reflects the fact that this is a serious and potentially very disabling neurological illness.


Welcome to The ME Association, also registered as The ME Society. We provide information, support and practical advice for people who are affected by ME/CFS/PVFS (Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome), their families and carers. We also fund and support research, and offer education and training. Learn about all aspects of ME/CFS, written specifically […]

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.


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