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Crowdsourcing information for a pharmacy M.E. resource

I’m working with a national M.E. charity, Action for M.E., as their Volunteer Pharmacist, providing information about pharmacy services, writing health and pharmacy-related articles, and putting together a resource for pharmacy professionals about M.E. I’m gathering thoughts and suggestions from both people with M.E. and pharmacy professionals because it’s important that the resource includes a full picture of M.E.

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UK CMRC conference on October 13 and 14

UK CMRC conference to be livestreamed on 13 and 14 October Parts of this year’s UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative (CMRC) international conference, which will be held in Newcastle on Tuesday the 13th and Wednesday the 14th of October, will be livestreamed by the charity Action for ME. The conference has a full two-day agenda of

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Push to change ME/CFS NICE guideline

Minutes just released for the 15 July 2015 meeting of the cross-charity Forward-ME group record a discussion with Dr Martin McShane of NHS England on getting him to recommend that the NICE guideline on ME/CFS should be revised. The guideline, which should be based on the best available scientific evidence, and which is followed by

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Hidden Faces of M.E.

UK charity Action for M.E. are this week hosting a social media campaign and its aim is to raise awareness of M.E. as a hidden illness among as wide an audience as possible, and to help people understand what having M.E. feels like. The all important message being, ‘there is a hidden face of M.E.

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This Video Could Save your Life

The Use of Patient Blogs as a Care Resource Thanks to Greg Crowhurst for his incredibly kind review of my presentation on his blog and for giving permission for me to share his review on the #MEAction site: “My heart goes out to anyone newly diagnosed with “ME”, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, for you are instantly thrown

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UK CMRC Welcomes New Sponsors and Prepares for Research Conference

The UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative People with M.E. need better treatment and support. This can only be achieved through increasing the quality of research; by coordinating a stronger collaborative approach to stimulate more research through bringing in expertise from outside the field and supporting early stage career researchers; and by working strategically to increase funding

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Help Shape Research in the NHS

The UK’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is asking for suggestions from patients, carers and members of the public for tests and treatments that need to be researched.

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Portraits of invisible illness

Juliet Chenery-Robson is a freelance photo-journalist and editor in the UK. She had to put aside her career and become a full time caretaker when her daughter developed ME at age 13. Robson has spent the past 10 years raising awareness for ME. She describes an all too familiar experience with doctors: [pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”#E7453A” class=””

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News from Wales

The situation for people with ME in Wales is extremely difficult. This is because there is no Specialist Care for people and the GPs do not have any training about the condition during their training. It is left up to them to find out about the condition if they need to or want to. Therefore

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