8 April 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
New M.E./CFS service for Plymouth
Having previously had to travel to Torbay for treatment, the 450 people in Plymouth with M.E./CFS will hopefully have access to their own service by the end of the summer. NHS Plymouth is consulting with patient representatives to build a multidisciplinary M.E./CFS service that meets local needs.
Plymouth Herald, p 2
People with M.E. could be worse off
Martin Arber, Vice President of Action for M.E., says NHS reforms that give GPs control of budgets could create a system that excludes people with long-term conditions that are difficult to treat, like M.E.
Loughton & Buckhurst Hill Recorder, p 9
The story of energy
Coventry poet Mary Courtney’s exhibition of work, The Story of Energy, combines poetry, painting and audio files to tell the story of her ongoing recovery from M.E. It’s showing at Friswell’s Art Gallery, Earlsdon until April 30.
Nuneaton Telegraph, p 28
Cricket star returns
Joe Sayers, who has recovered from post-viral fatigue syndrome, returns to his place in the Yorkshire Cricket Club team after an absence of nearly a year.
Yorkshire Post, p 25
Please reconsider, say people with M.E.
Letters from four readers who have M.E. respond to an article about teenager Charly Poole, who also has the illness but plans to raise money for the M.E. Association by walking up a mountain. All of them urge Charly to reconsider, as she may be putting her health at serious risk.
Wirral News, p 15 and online
Emilia Jones, 9, is swimming two miles at the Dolphin Centre, Darlington to raise money for Action for M.E. Emilia’s mum has M.E. To sponsor here, go to www.justgiving.com/emiliajones3000m.
Darlington and Stockton Times, online
The Advertiser, online
Fears over recovery
Alison Wildman, who has CFS, says she fears she may never recover from the illness. She got in touch with the Derby Telegraph after the paper printed the story of Mandy Gill, who began to recover from CFS after six months.
Derby Telegraph, online
Afternoon tea fundraiser
Fiona Dalgleish, whose 10 year old daughter Rachel has M.E., is holding afternoon tea at Westwood Baptist Church, from 1.30pm on Saturday 7 May, to raise money for the Tymes Trust. For tickets call 01355 234643.
East Kilbride News, p 6
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