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GPs report greater understanding of M.E. after webinar

June 08, 2017

Increased awareness of M.E. symptoms, a greater understanding of the impact the illness has on patients’ lives and the importance of listening to patients are among the things GPs say they’ve learned from our latest educational webinar.

Over 100 GPs registered for the webinar, which took place on Thursday 4 May and focused on M.E., postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and autonomic dysfunction.

GPs also acknowledged that M.E./CFS and POTS are physical illnesses that can have an effect on a person’s mental health, not conditions that are psychological in origin.

Open to any health professional working in primary care, the webinar was led by our medical advisor Prof Julia Newton, Clinical Professor of Ageing and Medicine, University of Newcastle, and Dr Lesley Kavi, a GP with a special interest in POTS.

Action for M.E. will be holding further educational webinars for healthcare professionals later in the year – look out for more information on these in the coming weeks!