22 May 2012
Multi-award-winning film producer David Puttnam , whose 1981 film Chariots of Fire has been digitally re-mastered as part of the official London 2012 Festival celebrations, has called Action for M.E.’s damning report Ignorance, injustice and neglect a ‘remarkable confession by the NHS.’
Action for M.E. sent Freedom of Information Act requests to all Primary Care Trusts (PCT) in England, Health Boards in Scotland and Wales and Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland inquiring about what specialist services they commissioned for M.E. patients.
Its resulting report Ignorance, injustice and neglect is available to download in full or as an Executive summary.
Lord Puttnam , who has been affected by M.E. for more than 20 years, said: “This report is a remarkable confession by the NHS of its failure to provide suitable care for people with M.E. This neglect has gone on for far too long. I urge (Heath Secretary) Andrew Lansley to address this issue in a serious way.”
The re-release of Chariots of Fire will begin in cinemas on 13 July 2012, two weeks before the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.
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