Today's news items include: WCA review welcomed
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated:
WCA review welcomed
Bristol East MP Kerry McCarthy welcomes Professor Harrington’s review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA), and notes that charities including Action for M.E. have raised concerns with her about the WCA.
Bristol Evening Post, p 22
Trapped at home
Marjory Ashwell, 68, has been unable to leave her house after the council refuse to remove a dumped mattress that is blocking access. Marjory has CFS and uses a mobility scooter.
Swindon Advertiser, p 7
To contact Liskeard M.E./CFS Support and Chat Group, part of MESH Cornwall, call Bill on 07825 365478. The next meeting is in January 2011.
Cornish Times, p 26
GP must be reinstated
In two letters to the editor, Thomas Hennessy, President of US medical charity Rescind Inc, and Dr John Greensmith point out that GP Dr Sarah Myhill is widely supported by people with M.E., and should be reinstated.
Mid Wales Journal, p 4
Dorset woman with severe M.E.
NHS Dorset says it is unable to provide Libby Meyers, who has been bedbound for eight years with M.E., with any care. Her daughter says she has been ‘left to rot’ in a nursing home.
Dorset Echo, online
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