- The new-look NHS (InterAction 83, Spring 2013)
We outline the new structure of the NHS and look at how people with M.E. may be affected.
- Staying in hospital (InterAction 82, Christmas 2012)
InterAction reader Debs Kane got in touch to tell us how she prepared for surgery, plus other people with M.E. share their tips and experiences.
- Double diagnoses (InterAction 81, Autumn 2012)
Living with the fluctuating symptoms of M.E. can be a daily challenge – but what happens when you have to cope with other health conditions too? Three readers share their experience.
- You say "Save our services!" (InterAction 77, Autumn 2011)
InterAction’s Clare Ogden asked the Research Observatory’s Professor Derek Pheby to look at the results of our survey specialist NHS CFS/M.E. services.
- Coping with catastrophe (InterAction 76, Summer 2011)
Jill Clark’s life was intolerable until she met wonderful carer, Sue and heard about the Leeds CFS/M.E. service through her local support group.
- NHS reform (InterAction 73, Autumn 2010)
Action for M.E. trustee Nadia Conway looks at the proposals.
- You and your GP (InterAction 69, Autumn 2009)
Personal accounts and experiences of people's relationship with their GP.
Articles which were published in 2008 or earlier (listed below) may only appear in PDF format. Please be aware that this is an historical archive ie. information will become increasingly out-of-date as time goes on.
- Vocational rehabilitation (InterAction 63, Spring 2008)
Heather Walker writes about an innovative new rehabilitation programme run by the NHS.
- Our NHS, our future (InterAction 63, Spring 2008)
The Darzi review of the national health service in England. InterAction wonders, “What – if anything – will it mean for people with M.E.?”.
- Are NHS services in a position to be NICE? (InterAction 63, Spring 2008)
Article discussing whether local health services are in a financial position to function in accordance with NICE guidelines.
- NICE guidelines - a landmark for M.E. (InterAction 61, Autumn 2007)
Action for M.E.'s initial response to the NICE guidelines published on 22 August 2007
- Casualty of the NHS: severe M.E., hospitals and healthcare (InterAction 57, Autumn 2006)
Personal account by Emily Collingridge of her relapse into the world of the very severely affected.
- Threat to NHS services in England (InterAction 57, Autumn 2006)
Angela Murphy explains the situation and outlines AfME's plans to help save our services.
- Interview with clinical psychologist Dr Hazel O'Dowd (InterAction 56, Summer 2006)
Dr Hazel O'Dowd talks to Richard Dunn about her team's approach to helping patients better manage their illness.
- The patient perspective on group-based management (InterAction 56, Summer 2006)
Richard Dunn spoke to participants who'd attended the specialist course based at the Frenchay hospital in Bristol.
- Interview with consultant immunologist Dr Gavin Spickett (InterAction 55, Spring 2006)
Dr Gavin Spickett talks to Richard Dunn about his understanding of CFS/M.E., current research, developments in the new NHS services and how doctors can better support their patients.
- New specialist services on the NHS: your questions answered (InterAction 51, Spring 2005)
Prof. Tony Pinching talks to Theresa Coe about the changes we can expect, and why he's optimistic about the future.
- Coming out of the wilderness: the expert patients` programme (InterAction 50, Winter 2004)
Kate Gooch explains how the Expert Patients Programme aims to help people living with Chronic illness across England.
- Interview: the multi-dsiciplinary team (InterAction 49, Autumn 2004)
Commonly asked questions from people with severe M.E.
- A closer look at Evidence Based Medicine (InterAction 41, Autumn 2002)
Patricia Wells investigates the quality of Evidence Based Medicine.
- Making a complaint about the NHS (InterAction 37, Autumn 2001)
Hilary Scott explains how to get your voice heard.
- Hospitals and M.E. (InterAction 36, Summer 2001)
Provision is patchy; outcomes and experiences very enormously. Is hospital and M.E ever a good mix?