31 March 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
PACE trial reporting full of mistakes
In a letter to the editor, Veronica Jones, points out the errors in a recent PACE trial article that mistakenly refers to CFS and chronic fatigue indiscriminately. She also points out that no severely affected patients were included in the study, and that surveys by M.E. charities have repeatedly shown that CBT and GET can in fact be harmful to patients.
Irish Medical Times, online
Introduce reform slowly, warn NHS bosses
NHS Confederation, which represents 95% of NHS employers, has published a paper saying that the plan to replace primary care trusts with GP-led consortiums should be introduced more slowly.
New MP patron
Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, has agreed to become a patron of the Sussex & Kent M.E./CFS Society.
Brighton Argus, p 30
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