10 January 2012
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated
NHS professionals not being replaced
Dozens of children with M.E. or CFS at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey are about to lose their consultant and specialist nurse as tightening budget controls mean professionals are not replaced when they leave – undermining Prime Minister David Cameron’s promise to protect the NHS.
Clinics ignore breast pleas
Leading cosmetic surgery clinics are digging in their heels over the cost of replacing substandard breast implants that have left some women with CFS. This leaves the NHS facing a large bill or lengthy legal battle as ministers’ pleas for clinics to ‘behave responsibly’ are largely ignored.
The Times, p 9
More affluent sections of the community are better at communicating to their doctor that they are ill, not just lazy, says Peter J Brown of Middlesbrough in a letter to the Editor about historic cases of working class people with CFS.
Evening Gazette, Teesside p 12
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