January 24, 2019
Carol Monaghan MP, Member of the UK Parliament for Glasgow North West, will lead a House of Commons debate on M.E. at 2pm today.
This follows her Westminster Hall debate in June on research and treatments for M.E.
Also supported by MPs Nicky Morgan and Alex Chalk, the motion for debate is:
“That this House calls on the Government to provide increased funding for biomedical research into the diagnosis and treatment of ME, supports the suspension of Graded Exercise Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy as means of treatment, supports updated training of GPs and medical professionals to ensure they are equipped with clear guidance on diagnosis of ME and appropriate management advice to reflect international consensus on best practice, and is concerned about the current trends of subjecting ME families to unjustified child protection procedures.”
#MEAction, Action for M.E., ME Association and the ME Trust have produced a detailed parliamentary briefing for MPs, supported by Tymes Trust, Blue Ribbon for Awareness of ME, Centre for Welfare Reform, Forward ME, ME Research UK, Welsh Association of M.E. and CFS and Hope4ME & Fibro.
Originally produced for the June's Westminster Hall debate, the briefing remains relevant, highlighting key issues including education of health professionals, the ongoing review of the NICE guideline on M.E./CFS, children and young people with M.E. and the PACE trial.
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