Category: Scotland

Scotland: Review Treatment of People with ME Petition

On Thursday, 8th November, the Scottish Parliament Public Petitions Committee met to review evidence submitted in support of various petitions, including #MEAction’s petition: PE01690 Review Treatment of People with ME in Scotland. Submitted by Emma Shorter, on behalf of #MEAction Scotland, in June this year, the petition called on the Scottish Parliament to urge the

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#MEAction Scotland launch their Manifesto

After many, many months of writing, editing and revising, #MEAction Scotland is finally ready to launch its manifesto! Thank you to all the volunteers and members of the community who have added their ideas and thoughts to shape this document. The purpose of this document is to highlight those areas where we feel our lobbying

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UK: More than 250 GPs Attended ME Workshop at the RCGP Conference

A week after the recent RCGP Annual Primary Care Conference & Exhibition held in Glasgow on the 4th – 6th October, it seems appropriate to reflect on the impact of the conference on educating GPs about myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). The RCGP Conference is the must-attend event of the year for GPs and practice team colleagues, showcasing

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UK: ME gets Attention at General Practitioners Conference

Volunteers from #MEAction Scotland will attend the annual conference of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in Glasgow this year from 4th to 6th October! Forward ME, an umbrella group of UK charities and voluntary organisations, is hosting a stand in the conference exhibition centre. A workshop on myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) will take place

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Scottish Lib. Dems Pass Motion for ME, with Amendment

ME history was made this week in the historic capital of Scotland when delegates at the Scottish Liberal Democrats autumn conference voted to support conference motion SC5: Investing in ME – Recognition, Research, and Education. So it’s official, the motion, drawn up in consultation with #MEAction Scotland, is now party policy. It is a hugely

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Scottish Liberal Democrats will Vote on Motion for ME

At the Scottish Liberal Democrats conference this Saturday in Dunfermline, party member Emma Walker will present a motion about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), focussing on the need for biomedical research and the removal of Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as treatments for ME in Scotland. If it passes, it will become Liberal

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Volunteer of the Month: a Scottish Trio

This month we want to honor the work of three women with #MEAction Scotland – Emma Shorter, Kim Gurav and Janet Sylvester –  who have done an incredible job advocating for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis. The partnership began last January when Kim and Janet wanted to organise a screening of Unrest, which – long story short!

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#MEAction Scotland Speaks at Scottish Parliament Petitions Committee – Watch the Video

#MEAction Scotland appeared before the Scottish Parliament Petitions Committee on June 7th to give evidence on its petition to review treatment of ME patients in Scotland.  Watch the hearing: Not all petitioners are called before the Parliament’s Petitions Committee, so the fact that #MEAction Scotland has been summoned is very encouraging. The petition has received 7,000 signatures, and

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Scottish Action – Urge your MSP to Support Petition for ME

by Kim Gurav and Susan Cole #MEAction Scotland volunteers have been called before the Scottish Parliament’s Petitions Committee on Thursday, 7th June to give evidence on their petition to review treatment of ME patients in Scotland. The petition has received 7,000 signatures, and calls on the Scottish Government to invest in biomedical research into ME,

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The Global Impact of #MillionsMissing

The impact of #MillionsMissing 2018 was phenomenal. Protestors took to the streets in 100 countries across the world with demonstrations taking place in North America, South America, Europe, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Asia. Along with people taking action from home, there was a total of 300 visibility actions. More than 50 news organizations ran

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