In light of this new evidence of exacerbation of ME from Covid-19, #MEAction UK have again written to Matt Hancock and Professor Stephen Powis to make them aware of the risk to people with ME in not being able to access the Covid-19 vaccine as a priority.
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#MEAction has written to the Chief Medical Officer and the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation to call for ME to be included on the vaccination priority list.
#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.
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 –
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
#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
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
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
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