14 February 2012
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Clegg: 'Lansley right man for job'
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has insisted that Health Secretary Andrew Lansley must be allowed to see the overhaul of the NHS in England through Parliament. The Liberal Democrat leader said Mr Lansley was the 'right man for the job' who believed ‘passionately’ in change. Lib Dem deputy leader Simon Hughes has said Mr Lansley should 'move on' once the NHS overhaul was completed.
Work in progress
A group of professionals in Scotland have started a pilot project called Work4ME which aims to show that living with M.E./CFS need not mean an end to a working life.
Third Force News, p 4
Time for Action together
Action for M.E. Chief Executive, Sir Peter Spencer, urges the family, friends and relatives of people with M.E. to sign up to our Time for Action campaign and forward the www.actionforme.org.uk/time-for-action link to as many potential supporters as possible in a letter to the Editor promoting the campaign.
Western Daily Press, p 18
Support group online
A group set up to help people with M.E./CFS in Lochaber now has its own website www.me-lochaber.org.uk
Oban Timnes, p 11
Praise for MSP
Thank you to the Scottish Government and, in particular, MSP Mary Fee for representing M.E. as a discrete illness with a physiological cause, writes Dr John H Greensmith of ME Community Trust.org in a letter to the Editor.
Paisley Daily Express, p 6
All ages affected
M.E./CFS affects around 250,000 people in the UK - more women than men - and can affect people of all ages.
Barking and Dagenham Post, p 14
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