“Ice Cream & Hypothermia” Revisited + A Chilling NICE Consultation Process

Valerie Eliot-Smith

By Valerie Eliot Smith in Law and Health: due process and civil society.

 

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this post runs at 2270 words. It falls naturally into two sections of approximately the same length. 

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The blog has been rather quiet for a while. While my day-to-day work does not stop, my ability to write blog posts is necessarily limited by health issues.

In recent months, I have had an increase in pre-existing non-ME health problems as described in this post from 2012. The full text (1200 words) of that post appears at the end of this one. The current problem is being addressed.

Meanwhile, a few words about the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Much has already been written elsewhere on this. Below is my own short take on the subject:

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CONSULTATION STAGE OF NICE’S “GUIDELINE IN DEVELOPMENT” PROCESS ON “MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS (OR ENCEPHALOPATHY)/CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME”[sic] 

Let’s just get the tedious terminology out of the way:

 

To read the rest of this story, click on the link below:

 

Link to NICE story

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