Category: UK Parliament

Westminster Hall debate could be a 'turning of the tide' for ME

Today was a turning of the tide for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) as 26 MPs attended a Westminster Hall debate on treatment and research for ME.  MPs called for the immediate removal of Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) from the NICE guidelines, as patients have consistently reported being harmed from attempting to undergo this treatment. MP Ed Davey

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Read 'Invest in ME's' Parliamentary Briefing

UK charity Invest in ME has written a briefing for the 21 June Westminster Hall debate that calls for £20 million in funding for biomedical research for five years. The briefing also provides an excellent summary of the disease and the challenges patients face accessing appropriate care.   [maxbutton id=”16″ url=”http://investinme.org/Documents/Fact%20Sheets/Status%20of%20Research,%20Treatment%20and%20Perception%20of%20Myalgic%20Encephalomyelitis%202018.pdf” text=”Read the briefing” ]

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Two things to do ahead of Thursday’s Parliament debate

A 3-hour Westminster Hall debate on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) treatment and research has been scheduled for Thursday, 21st June, 1:30-4:30 p.m (You’ll be able to watch the live stream here). We want to encourage as many of our MPs as possible to attend and use this as an opportunity to raise the visibility of ME! Here’s

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Read the new parliamentary briefing

Next Thursday, Parliament will hold a 3-hour Westminster Hall debate on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis treatment and research in a monumental victory for the ME community. In preparation for the debate, #MEAction UK volunteers prepared a parliamentary briefing along with three other charities – ME Association, Action for M.E., and the ME Trust. (Learn more about how

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UK: Urge your MP to attend the 21st June debate on ME

A 3-hour Westminster Hall debate on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) treatment and research has been scheduled for Thursday, 21st June, 1:30-4:30 p.m. We need to encourage as many of our MPs as possible to attend. Contacting your MP has never been easier with this new tool. Simply enter your postcode below to get started. Urge your MP

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Learn More About the UK Parliamentary Briefing

A key briefing to help parliamentarians understand the issues facing people affected by M.E. has been co-authored by #MEAction UK, the ME Association, Action for M.E., and the ME Trust. Read the Parliamentary briefing.  Our collaboration on this was prompted by a discussion with the UK team responsible for the impact campaign for the M.E.

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UK MPS Secure Westminster Hall Debate on ME

Mark your calendars! A 3-hour Westminster Hall debate on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) treatment and research has been scheduled for Thursday, 21st June, 1:30-4:30 p.m. The fight for a larger debate on ME has had cross party support with Carol Monaghan MP securing the debate, along with the support of five other MPs. #MEAction UK and

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MPs Fight for House of Commons debate on ME in UK

MPs across the parties in the U.K. came together today to argue the case for scheduling a debate about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) in the main chamber of the House of Commons. Watch the video below. Carol Monaghan MP joined five other MPs on June 5th to argue the merits of holding a debate on ME

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How Much Does the UK Dept. of Health Spend on ME?

MP Carol Monaghan (Glasgow North West) had asked the UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care how much it plans to allocate to biomedical research for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis in the current financial year?  In quotations below is the response from the Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care, Caroline Dinenage. Her response only references past spending,

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