From Action For M.E.
January 15, 2021
A Long Covid debate was held yesterday in the House of Commons during which MPs highlighted M.E. and called for lessons to be learned from the illness when treating Long Covid patients.
We’ve summarised some key points from the debate below:
- Layla Moran MP highlighted that there are an estimated 300,000 people in the UK experiencing Long-Covid. She called for better reporting, more funding for research and recognition by employers and the welfare system.
- Carol Monaghan MP, Chair of the APPG for M.E./CFS, spoke about the similarities Long Covid has with M.E./CFS. She welcomed the caution against graded exercise therapy but noted issues with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guideline for Long Covid.
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