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What Primary Care practitioners need to know about the new NICE guideline for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome in adults

Caroline Kingdon’s new paper on the NICE guideline for ME was co-written with #MEAction UK volunteer Adam Lowe, as well as Charles Shepherd of the ME Association and Luis Nacul of the London School of Tropical Medicine.  As members of the NICE guideline development committee, the authors wrote this paper with GPs and primary care

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A laptop on a desk displaying the PDF of the NICE guideline for diagnosis and management of ME. There is a cup to the left and a pair of glasses and some folder to the right. White text in a red box reads ‘Update on Scottish implementation of the NICE Guideline’ and the ME Action Scotland logo is in the top left.

An update on the Scottish implementation of the NICE guideline

As we announced in February, the Scottish Government has committed to implementing the new NICE guideline for diagnosis and management of ME. The first step in the process was a Scottish stakeholder review, carried out externally by consultant Blake Stevenson.  The report on the review was published in July and #MEAction Scotland supports its findings.

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NICE guideline to be implemented in Scotland

NICE news for Scotland! Throughout the development of the NICE guideline for ME/CFS, #MEAction Scotland has been in regular contact with the Scottish Government about the change needed in Scotland. Now that the guideline has been published, the government has got in touch to involve us in a development. What is the plan?The government plans

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NICE Committee Member Community Call Review

Two NICE ME/CFS guideline committee members joined #MEAction for a community call, to provide their insight into the guideline process and answer questions. Adam Lowe is a person with ME and has been supporter of various ME organisations, including #MEAction UK and Science for ME. He was one of five lay members on the committee.

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NICE Retweeted #MEACTION UK's DEAR DOCTOR CAMPAIGN

NICE Retweeted #MEAction UK’s Dear Doctor Campaign!

On November 12th, just a few days after our launch of the Dear Doctor Campaign, @NICEGetInvolved retweeted our campaign and shared their thanks in our work to educate the medical establishment about the new guideline. This is cause for celebration! This is the start of a real change that has begun in how we are

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NICE ME/CFS Guideline Published

Final NICE ME/CFS guideline published – find out the big news!

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has now published its ME/CFS guideline and we are delighted that they have finally listened to the ME community in several key areas. NICE delayed publication of this guideline in August after concerns were raised by a few Royal Colleges. Instead, they held a roundtable event,

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Statement from Forward-ME on NICE Roundtable

After NICE held its roundtable to discuss the new ME/CFS guideline, Forward-ME (which #MEAction UK is a member of) have produced the below statement. Clinician and Patient Support Confirmed for new NICE Guideline on ME/CFS. On Monday, Forward-ME and member charities attended a roundtable to review the new ‘NICE guideline on ME/CFS’ with representatives from

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