Politics and ME

Denmark: MP’s Will Vote Whether To Recognise ME As WHO-Defined Disease !

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    From #MEAction.   This past Tuesday, March 12, Danish Health MPs unanimously agreed on a declaration that will recognise myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) as a distinct disease, remove it from the “functional somatic syndromes” category, and promote the World Health Organization (WHO) diagnostic codes for ME. Parliament will vote on the declaration this Thursday, […]

Trial By Error: Steve Brine’s Troubling Claim In Parliamentary Debate On ME

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By David Tuller, DrPH During last Thursday’s historic debate on ME in the House of Commons, it was refreshing to watch one MP after another stand up and slam the PACE trial and the non-evidence-based treatment paradigm promoted for decades by the GET/CBT ideological brigades. It was also interesting to note that no one defended this egregious […]

Parliamentary Debate on ME

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Am I the only one left a bit disappointed at the end of the ME debate in Parliament today  ?  Many impassioned speeches, which by their nature took a lot of time as they repeated much information given by previous speakers, but all well intentioned and good to see them representing their constituents. I then […]

Australia’s Health Minister Listening To People With ME

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    From ME Australia. by Sasha Nimmo Australia’s Health Minister, Greg Hunt, listened to people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), families, scientists and organisations. Minister Hunt had a second meeting with ME Australia, along with Prof Paul Fisher, head of microbiology at La Trobe University and Dr Heidi Nicholl, Emerge Australia on Thursday. ME Australia […]

Tory Conference: Charity’s Silence On Universal Credit Deaths, Hours After Minister Announces £51m Funding

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By John Pring in Disability News Service.   A charity has refused to criticise the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) over four deaths linked to universal credit, hours after a minister announced it would receive tens of millions of pounds to support claimants on the new benefit system. Work and pensions secretary Esther McVey […]

Scottish Lib Dems Pass Motion For ME, With Amendment

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  By Susan Cole in #MEAcion.   ME history was made this week in the historic capital of Scotland when delegates at the Scottish Liberal Democrats autumn conference voted to support conference motion SC5: Investing in ME – Recognition, Research, and Education. So it’s official, the motion, drawn up in consultation with #MEAction Scotland, is […]

If The Government Won’t Take ME Seriously Who Will ?

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  By Lesley Scott in Third Force News.   What happens to patients’ rights when there is no accountability in the system? Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is categorised by the World Health Organisation under diseases of the nervous system. The Scottish Government supports this categorisation and it underpins the current Scottish good practice statement on ME. […]

Parliamentary Debate On ME Research And Treatment

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  From Invest In ME Research.   A parliamentary debate on the research and treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) secured by Carol Monaghan MP for Glasgow North West was held on Thursday 21 June 2018 at 1.30-4.30pm in Westminster Hall. The request for debate was raised with cross-party support at a Back Bench Committee Meeting […]

Boost For People With ME And Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Thanks To Parliament (Australia)

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    By Sasha Nimmo in ME Australia. (Written prior to May 12th, but of interest nonetheless) The Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) patient and research communities are delighted the Australian parliament officially recognise the urgent need for biomedical research in the field. Senator Anne Urquhart, a Tasmanian Labor senator, (on behalf […]

Julian Sturdy MP Contacts Health Secretary On ME

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Just to let you know that my local York MP Julian Sturdy has tabled the following parliamentary written questions to the Health Secretary:   “To ask the Secretary of State for Health what actions the government is taking to raise awareness of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) among (i) healthcare professionals and (ii) the general public.   […]

Science, Politics And ME. – A Book By Dr Ian Gibson

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      From Invest in ME Research.   Background At the 10th Invest in ME International ME Conference 2015. Dr Ian Gibson announced that he was planning on writing a book about ME – and the politics and prejudice which has affected the way that ME is perceived, treated, researched and funded – as well […]

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