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The resignation of Sajid Javid as Secretary of State

July 06, 2022

Last night news broke that the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Sajid Javid had resigned from his role. This has left people with M.E. feeling concerned because Mr Javid had initiated the development of a much-needed delivery plan for M.E.

Our Chief Executive Sonya Chowdhury who is working collaboratively with the Government shared her thoughts:

“I'm pleased to continue working with such a dedicated & personally committed team of civil servants across the Department of Health and Social Care and other organisations to drive work forward with the M.E. delivery plan and continue to make a real difference for all our community.”

Since the release of the written ministerial statement in May meetings have been held covering patient experience, education, training and research into cause and treatment of M.E./CFS including a roundtable that Sonya attended at the end of June.

We would like to welcome the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Steve Barclay and look forward to continuing this vital work alongside him at the other members of the Department.