September 10, 2018
The Scottish Liberal Democrats voted to support a motion on M.E. at their party conference on Saturday, calling for a number of actions, including the removal of graded exercise therapy (GET) from the Scottish Good Practice Statement (SGPS).
Theresa Burns, Action for M.E.’s Scotland Project Coordinator, attended the conference, along with four Action for M.E. volunteers. Hosting an information stand, Theresa and our volunteers met with a number of MSPs, including Alex Hamilton-Cole, the debate’s summator, and party leader, Willie Rennie.
Supporting the motion means that it is now official Scottish Liberal Democrat policy, and that their MSPs will support moves in the Scottish Parliament to enact it. Moved by party member Emma Walker, it sets out the following:
Theresa says: “We are hugely grateful to our volunteers for taking the time and energy to attend on Saturday and share their experiences of living with M.E. with conference delegates. It is fantastic to see the Scottish Liberal Democrats making a clear commitment to improving the lives of the 20,000 men, women and children with M.E. in Scotland.”
Action for M.E. is currently working with the Scottish Chief Scientist Office to jointly fund a PhD in biomedical research at the University of Edinburgh, as well as leading a number of ongoing projects to raise awareness and understanding of M.E. in Scotland. Find out more.
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