COVID-19 and Long haul COVID Resources

×

Category Archives: Scotland

Training opportunity to join our UK and Scotland social media teams

We have 6 places available on a digital marketing training course. Being able to communicate information effectively and efficiently is key to much of the work #MEAction does. We are looking for new volunteers to join us. If you’d like to help us reach and engage our target audiences, we’d ...

Good Morning Britain gets it wrong on post-COVID treatment and ME

#MEAction UK has written a letter of complaint to Good Morning Britain in response to recent statements from Dr Hilary Jones on the programme, regarding the rehabilitation of long COVID patients. In his interview with Kate Garraway yesterday, Dr Jones recommended graded exercise as a strategy for those recovering from ...

Open letter demands action to safeguard people with ME, not just post-COVID patients

#MEAction UK have once again written to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) imploring them to act to safeguard people with ME from harm, after their recent statement cautioning that the recommendation of graded exercise therapy should not be assumed to apply to patients with post-COVID symptoms ...
DNA strands surround stamp that says Funded

£3.2million granted for largest ME/CFS DNA study ever

Funding for the world’s largest genetic study into myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), led by a partnership of patients and scientists, has been announced. Thanks to £3.2 million funding, awarded jointly by the Medical Research Council and National Institute for Health Research, work can begin on DecodeME, the ME/CFS DNA study that ...
ME medical education module

New ME education module available for healthcare professionals

A new education module designed to teach healthcare professionals about ME has been released. Send the new module to your GP, using our email template. The module was created by the CMRC Medical Education group, led by Dr Nina Muirhead, and is available for free online. The Group includes patients, ...
Take ME Seriously

Another No from NICE – Take ME Seriously

As publication of new ME guidelines are delayed, NICE once again refuse to take action to mitigate the harmful recommendations that still stand in the existing guideline. Join us as we send them a giant card and tweet them so that they see the damage their guidelines have caused. Read ...
Petitions Committee meeting Scotland 2019

#MEAction Scotland’s Petition: Progress Continues

On Thursday 19th December, 2019 the Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee met to continue its consideration of #MEAction Scotland’s petition, PE1690, which calls for a review of treatment of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) in Scotland. Appearing before the committee to give evidence were Jeane Freeman, the Scottish Government’s Cabinet ...

NICE drag their feet on stopping the harm caused by GET and CBT

As part of our ongoing advocacy work, #MEAction UK has been campaigning for the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) to update the current ME guidelines. Updated ME/CFS guidelines are due to be published in October 2020. However in the meantime, the existing guidelines published in August 2007 that recommend ...

Why people with ME need healthy allies

On Sunday 29th of September, my husband, David, and our daughter, Rosslyn, are taking part in the Great Scottish Run 10K to raise money for #MEAction UK. As friends of #MEAction volunteer Emma Shorter and her family, David and Rosslyn have been aware of ME for some time but they’ve ...

A petition cloaked in the respectability of research

#MEAction UK has written a letter with regards to a survey that states it is to protect specialist CFS/ME services in the UK. We do not recommend people fill in this survey. It is written in such a way that it could be misused to support the existing treatment paradigm ...