Wednesday 19 January 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Health and social care bill
Consortia of GPs are given the task of commissioning the healthcare they deem appropriate for their patients in the Health and social care bill, published today. The bill also aims to make the NHS more accountable to patients and the public by establishing Healthwatch, a new independent body that will investigate complaints.
Daily Telegraph, online
The Herald, online
Fit to work
Ruby Sutherland, who has M.E., Meniere’s disease and is waiting for a Parkinson’s diagnosis, has been told she is fit to work, despite having a sick note from her GP.
Derry Journal, p 2
Support in Cornwall
Liskeard M.E./CFS Support and Chat Group thanks everyone who donated at their Awareness Day, raising £141. For more information on the group, contact Bill on 07825 365478 or email@example.com
Cornish Times, p 22
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