Nina Muirhead, SAS Doctor Dermatology Surgery, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Amersham Hospital, Whielden Street Extracts Re: Long covid: doctors must assess and investigate patients properly Dear Editor, I strongly echo this sentiment from my long COVID colleagues about assessing and investigating patients properly and would like to add that doctors must also diagnose patients properly. […]
by Dr Charles Shepherd, Medical Adviser, ME Association With the start of vaccination against COVID-19 occurring this week, we are receiving queries about where people with ME/CFS will be on the priority list. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has produced a list of different groups of people in the order that they […]
We have updated the range of free leaflets about Covid-19/ME/CFS and the current restrictions and include a new leaflet aimed at Students…
We attempt to summarise the situation in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales as it relates to people with ME/CFS.
“We do know long Covid does not stop at the Scottish border. We need specialist clinics to get diagnostics in place and see if and how we can treat people.” Dr Charles Shepherd.
Dr Charles Shepherd wrote a piece for The Virginia Waters Magazine where he shared his insights into Post-Long Covid-19.
We have a new free leaflet on this year’s Flu Vaccination, and a Website Poll asking you about any reactions you might have had to the vaccine.
Dr Shepherd answers a question about the pneumonia vaccine and provides the information you need to make an informed decision.
Charlie Russell, 27, is one of an estimated 600,000 people with post-Covid illness, a condition that may give an insight into ME – with Dr Charles Shepherd.
Carol Monaghan has tabled an Early Day Motion that we would like you to encourage your own MPs to support. A template email is included for you to use.
This letter is now available for anyone to download and share to help raise awareness of Post-Covid management and the similarities with M.E.
New Statesman: For #LongCovid sufferers – around 5 per cent of those who catch the disease – debilitating symptoms drag on interminably.
The Express: Coronavirus sufferers may be experiencing a “post-Covid syndrome” according to expert Dr Charles Shepherd.
The uncertainty surrounding recovery from Covid-19 is something that we hope is being discussed within the NHS and Government, but pacing and self-management remain the only options for many people.
We update our general leaflet on Covid-19 and ME/CFS and this is reproduced below along with all our range of free leaflets about the infection and lockdown.
Paul Garner, Professor at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, talks about those who have not recovered from Covid-19.
“There is abundant evidence that ME/CFS can follow apparently infectious illnesses of uncertain cause, or a clearly diagnosed infectious illness…”
We are launching a new leaflet and an update to add to the range that we have published since the very beginning of the pandemic and national lockdown.
“I have spoken to 111 several more times as my chest was worse but have been told to stay in bed for 1-2 more weeks and even minimise talking if necessary.”
We provide a weekly update on Covid-19 in a new free leaflet and a letter about vulnerability to be used when required.