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Take action: graded exercise harming people with ME and COVID long haulers

#MEAction UK has sent an open letter to Matt Hancock asking him to recognise the harm caused by graded exercise therapy. We are calling on him to ensure all advice for people with ME, and those at risk of developing ME post-COVID, warns of the harm from graded exercise therapy. Join us by asking your MP to write to Matt Hancock too and telling them about your experience of ME.

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APPG on ME – Next meeting scheduled

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on ME will be resuming work on their report at a virtual meeting on Tuesday 16th June. This meeting will cover issues relating to children and adolescents with ME – including diagnosis, medical management, education and inappropriate social services interventions. There will be three presentations from: Dr Nigel Speight –

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APPG on ME: Biomedical Research Meeting

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on ME held its first meeting on March 3, where biomedical research was discussed. Twenty MPs attended or sent staff to hear about the urgent need for biomedical research, following its inaugural AGM in January. Chaired by Carol Monaghan MP, the meeting was the first in a series that will

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Members of the All Party Parliamentary Group

Next Steps for the APPG on ME in the UK

#MEAction and the ME Association are both delighted that Carol Monaghan (MP for Glasgow North-West) has re-established a new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on ME. This is a parliamentary initiative for which the ME Association will be providing secretariat support. The purpose of the APPG on ME is to seek to improve health, social care, education

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New APPG on ME for the UK – Meeting

Following the success of the last parliamentary debates on myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), Carol Monaghan MP is reviving the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on ME. After well attended Westminster Hall and House of Commons debates with cross-party support, Carol Monaghan MP has decided that it is time to re-establish this APPG.  The first meeting will be

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UK General Election Guide Now Available

The UK is set to go to the polls on 12 December 2019. #MEAction UK has prepared a guide ahead of the General Election with information on how to register for voting, different ways of voting (postal, proxy, etc), information about candidates and tips on raising awareness about myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) with candidates. Make your

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Proud Accessible Activism: The ME Debate Virtual Demonstration

Throughout history, activism and campaigning have been a driving force for positive change across the world. From civil rights to LGBTQ rights and more. However much of this has been inaccessible to large swathes of the disability community. For the ME community – the #MillionsMissing –  the nature of this illness and the stigma attached

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Historic Parliamentary Debate Shaped by People with ME

Listen to the article:  On Thursday 24th January 2019 a historic debate took place. Over 40 MPs from across the political divide sat in the House of Commons to debate a motion on myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), with 27 making impassioned contributions on behalf of their constituents. Together they unanimously passed this motion: “That this

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Join the virtual demonstration in support of the ME debate!

Listen to this article on #MEAction’s Soundcloud here On Thursday afternoon, 24th January, MPs from all parties will be debating a motion put forward by Carol Monaghan MP in the House of Commons. The motion covers biomedical research funding, the suspension of GET and CBT, updated training for medical professionals and unjustified child protection procedures.

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What can you do before this Thursday’s ME debate?

Listen to this article on #MEAction’s Soundcloud here This Thursday 24th January, myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) will be discussed in the main chamber of the House of Commons, as Members of Parliament from all Parties debate a motion on ME put forward by Carol Monaghan MP.  We want this debate to be the catalyst for substantive

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