25 May 2012
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Friends and family test for NHS hospitals
Patients will be asked whether they would want their friends or family to be treated at their NHS hospital, with results published to put pressure on the worst performing institutions, Prime Minister David Cameron will say today. Ministers are trying to respond to warnings from watchdogs that too many patients experience poor standards of basic care by extending the “friends and family test” from staff to patients.
Daily Telegraph, p 1 and online
Julia Cottam, who has had M.E. for 15 years, raised £700 towards a Centre of Excellence for M.E. proposed for Norwich by being sponsored to stay in bed for seven days.
Maldon Standard, p 15
Farewell to canine friends
Animal lover Janice Edwards tells of the heartbreak at having to part with her beloved border collies when her M.E. meant she no longer had the energy to look after them.
Bournmouth Daily Echo, p 20
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