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Invite your MP to the next APPG on M.E.

November 15, 2021

The next All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) meeting for M.E. will take place Wednesday 24th November between 2pm-3pm. The meeting will focus on the new National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline on M.E. and the future of ME medical care.

Three expert guest speakers will address the APPG and answer questions:

  1. Dr Paul Chrisp, Director of the NICE Centre for Guidelines
  2. Dr Peter Barry, Chair of the NICE ME/CFS Guideline Committee
  3. Sonya Chowdhury, Chief Executive of Action for M.E.

This meeting will be an excellent opportunity for MPs and Peers to discuss the new NICE guideline which is expected to be transformational for M.E. patients across the UK due to the removal of support for damaging treatments such as graded exercise therapy (GET).

Discussion points for the meeting will include the guideline review process, the delay to the release of the guideline, the recommendations of the new guideline, and the next steps for guideline implementation.

You can encourage your MP to attend by:

  • sharing our APPG tweet with them and mentioning your MP's Twitter handle
  • using the template email at the bottom of this page.

If an MP or peer wishes to attend, they can contact Carol Monaghan MP, Chair of the APPG on M.E., by email at carol.monaghan.mp@parliament.uk.

Carol Monaghan will be able to provide further information on the meeting and zoom details.

What is an APPG?

All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal cross-party groups of MPs and Members of the House of Lords. They meet regularly to discuss, campaign, and promote certain issues, in this case, M.E.

TEMPLATE EMAIL

You can email your MP or call their office by using the details found on the Parliament website. We've provided a template as follows for those that need it.

Dear YOUR MP'S NAME

I am writing as one of your constituents to ask that you attend the next meeting of the APPG for M.E. via Zoom, between 2pm-3pm Wednesday 24th November 2021. The group is chaired by Carol Monaghan MP. Please contact her office for an invitation and Zoom link on carol.monaghan.mp@parliament.uk.

M.E. is a long-term (chronic), fluctuating, a neurological condition that causes symptoms affecting many body systems, more commonly the nervous and immune systems. It is an often-misunderstood condition that affects roughly 400 children and adults in your constituency.

Kind regards