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We were thrilled at the outcome of the #MEAction press briefing last week where we invited a panel of experts to discuss the intersection between long COVID and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) to the media. The panelists made it crystal clear that a subset of long haulers are meeting the criteria for ME, and that it
Please help #MEAction UK and #MEAction Scotland by taking part in this survey to find out the effect that Covid-19 has on people with ME. Take the survey We are working in collaboration with Action for ME to gather evidence on the impact of Covid-19 on our community. We have heard many stories from people
In response to an article on Long Covid last week, the Guardian published a letter from three men – Dr Alistair Miller, Professor Paul Garner and Professor Peter White. This letter spread false information about the efficacy and safety of graded exercise therapy for ME and Long Covid. We are pleased to see that The
It has come to light that a letter from NHS England and NHS Improvement to all vaccination centres and GPs in the UK has omitted advice that health professionals can and should apply their clinical judgement when placing people in group 6. Vaccination of people with underlying health conditions that put them at risk of
Do you want to win a free copy of Waiting for Superman? We have three copies to give away to people in the UK! To enter, all you have to do is follow #MEAction UK on Instagram, like and comment on this post. The deadline is 9am (GMT) Monday 8th March! Win a copy! Thank
If you live in Scotland, please join our campaign to ask your MSPs to pledge their support for people with ME. Email your MSPs The Holyrood elections are coming up on 6 May 2021 and we want to make sure that MSPs are aware of ME and the desperate need for support. There are more
The Scottish Government has said it must not wait to address the needs of the ME community, but its latest report indicates that this is precisely what it has done and continues to do.
#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’s press team was instrumental in getting an excellent article published in the Daily Mail at the beginning of January. The article criticises the blanket advice of GPs to recommend exercise for long COVID patients without taking into consideration those with symptoms of ME, particularly post-exertional malaise.
Moving short film “This is ME” shares more in nine minutes than most people with ME can begin to share in words alone.