21 February 2007
Prof Michael Rawlins, Chair, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, is unable to attend the meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on ME at Westminster on Thursday (22 February 2007).
Instead, NICE will be represented at the main discussion on the draft clinical guideline for CFS/ME, due to be published in August, by two people. They will be Professor Peter Littlejohns, Clinical and Public Health Director of NICE, and Dr Esther Crawley, Consultant Paediatrian and Guideline Development Group member.
The meeting is going ahead as planned – in Committee Room 17, House of Commons, between 1.30 and 2.30pm.
So far eight MPs have indicated they will be attending the meeting:
Dr Des Turner MP (Chairman); Dr Ian Gibson MP (Secretary), for at least the first part of the meeting; Andrew Stunell MP (Vice Chairman), for the first half an hour; Peter Luff MP; Dr Julian Lewis MP ; John Baron MP (or his researcher); Betty Williams MP; and Kelvin Hopkins MP.