November 14, 2017
Action for M.E. has raised concerns about the lack of awareness and understanding of M.E./CFS among health professionals at the Scottish Parliament today.
Clare Ogden, Head of Communications and Policy at Action for M.E., appeared alongside other representatives from the voluntary sector to give evidence to the Health and Sport Committee as part of their inquiry into clinical governance in the NHS.
She spoke about the need for more systematic and wide-spread implementation of the Scottish Good Practice Statement, a guideline produced in Scotland in 2008 to ensure professionals had adequate guidance for appropriate practice for patients with M.E.
Other issues highlighted include:
Action for M.E. were invited to the evidence session by the Committee, following our submission of written evidence which was based on survey responses from people with M.E. in Scotland.
The Committee will also consider evidence from patients and clinicians, before announcing its findings.