02 May 2007
Dr Ira Madan, Director of the NHS Plus project which recently published occupational health guidance on M.E., will appear before the next All-Party Parliamentary Group on M.E.
Thursday, 17 May 2007, 1.30pm
Committee Room 17, House of Commons
The three guidelines, ‘Occupational aspects of the management of chronic fatigue syndrome: evidence based guidance’ for employers, healthcare professionals and employees, have been condemned by M.E. charities as they were drawn up without adequate consultation with patient groups.
Concerns include a statement under the key priorities for implementation that retirement should be deferred until cognitive behavioural therapy and graded exercise therapy (CBT and GET) have been explored.
Dr Madan will be present for the first hour of the meeting. The last half hour will be given over to other Group business, including discussion about the Mental Health Bill. The meeting will close at 3pm.