News | The ME Association - Part 210

House of Lords, March 13 (NHS Plus) (1)

 WRITTEN ANSWER The Countess of Mar asked a question about the status of the series of NHS Plus documents Occupational Aspects of the Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A National Guideline once the NICE clinical practice guideline has been published. Department of Health minister Lord Hunt replied.

Catalonia keads the way in Spain

The Catalan Parliament, the legislative assembly for the region which includes Spain’s second largest city of Barcelona, this week accepted a proposition from its citizens with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia (FM) which could transform the way services are provided in the region to people with ME/CFS/FM and ensure fairer treatment by the medical community. Prominent Catalonian […]

BBC Online, March 12 (VegEPA and Prof Puri)

Supplement ‘boosts’ brain power   Oily fish contains omega-3 fatty acids A supplement containing fatty acids may help children do better at school. Tests of VegEPA, in four overweight youngsters, showed improvement in reading, concentration, and memory.

NICE does U-turn on osteoporosis

MAY BE REPOSTED ‘Pulse’ magazine for doctors today reports (news on p2) that NICE has drastically revised its proposals for patients with osteoporosis. The U-turn involves removing the most severe of the original age restrictions after coming under what is described as ‘a barrage of criticisms from clinical groups over its original plans on primary […]

E-petition to the Prime Minister

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to get the Health Service and medical profession to accept the WHO classification of ME/CFS as an organic neurological disorder and not as a psychosocial syndrome.

Dangerous herbal remedies – BBC TV tonight (March 2)

MAY BE REPOSTED For anyone who is interested in the use of herbal remedies, I have been making a film with the BBC about the use of dangerous (and potentially fatal) herbs that have been imported by a well known ‘healer’ and ‘homeopath’. The film includes undercover filming at a meeting held in a spooky […]

Jazz supper, West Sussex, May 12

Saturday, 12 May – ME Awareness Day, Scout HQ, Brown Twins Road, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex. ReMEmber’s annual Jazz Supper with the Mike Lavelle Quartet. Tickets £17.50 (including buffet supper) from reMEmber, PO Box 1647, Hassocks, West Sussex BN6 9GQ, tel: 01273 831733.

Index to articles in ME Essential magazine

Here is an index to the main articles which have appeared in our quarterly magazine, ME Essential, since March 2004. Copies of the Medical Management Files by Dr Charles Shepherd are available at £1 each, inc p&p. To place an order, please click here to download our printable order form. The reprint of Dr […]

Retirement of Dr Terry Daymond

From the "Sunderland Echo", February 25 The lives of thousands of patients have been transformed thanks to Dr Terry Daymond. But after nearly 28 years working at Sunderland Royal Hospital, it is time for the rheumatology consultant to retire. JULIE WILSON reports.

Early Day Motions

An Early Day Motion is being prepared in the House of Commons to gauge the level of support among MPs for the recommendations contained in the Report of the Group for Scientific Research into ME, otherwise known as "The Gibson Inquiry".

Blue Badge online service

If you have a Blue Badge, or care for someone who does, you might be interested in a new online service which, by typing in the postcode, or the name of a city shows:

Northern Ireland medical conference, April 14

Saturday, April 14, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, 9.30am-5pm Medical conference organised by the Northern Ireland ME Association. Speakers: Professor John Gow, Dr Jonathan Kerr, Dr Charles Shepherd, Dr William Weir, Dr Noel Scott and Dr Larry Martel. The Association’s education and benefits advisers will be in attendance throughout the day. Further information from […]


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