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Open letter demands action to safeguard people with ME, not just post-COVID patients

#MEAction UK have once again written to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) imploring them to act to safeguard people with ME from harm, after their recent statement cautioning that the recommendation of graded exercise therapy should not be assumed to apply to patients with post-COVID symptoms ...
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Graded exercise therapy not recommended for post-COVID fatigue, say NICE

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have released a document entitled “interim findings”, stating that the recommendation of graded exercise therapy for mild and moderate ME/CFS should not apply to people with fatigue following COVID-19. They note that the existing guideline was published in 2007, many years ...
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NICE continue to promote defunct treatment for post-viral illness

At the end of April, #MEAction UK sent the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) a six-metre-long card containing thousands of your names and messages describing the harm caused by graded exercise therapy (GET). NICE continues to recommend graded exercise therapy in their existing ME/CFS guidelines, whilst these ...
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Thousands add messages to 6m long card

In light of an oncoming wave of people experiencing post-viral complications and potentially post-viral ME, telling our story is more important than ever. "I would expect that people who have Covid-19 symptoms quite severely, of those, I would expect about 10% to have fatigue-like syndromes after 6 months, given current ...
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NICE suspend work on new ME guidelines

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have suspended work on all guidelines currently in development due to the Covid-19 pandemic, including their update of the ME/CFS guideline, originally due to be published October 2020 and recently delayed by NICE to December 2020. We support NICE’s aim to ...
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Another No from NICE – Take ME Seriously

As publication of new ME guidelines are delayed, NICE once again refuse to take action to mitigate the harmful recommendations that still stand in the existing guideline. Join us as we send them a giant card and tweet them so that they see the damage their guidelines have caused. Read ...

ME Services in the UK Not Fit for Purpose

A recent survey conducted by #MEAction UK found that UK specialist myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) services are not fit for purpose. Areas investigated included: Management strategies Experience attending a clinic Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) Activity management The survey was conducted to provide evidence to the National Institute for Health and Care ...
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NICE Called for Evidence: Read #MEAction UK’s Response

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are re-writing their guidelines on ME. As part of this they issued a call for evidence relating to three topics. #MEAction UK has now submitted our full response, collecting studies, surveys and data from multiple sources. #MEAction UK also wrote, circulated ...
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NICE Call for Evidence on ME guidelines

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have put out a call for evidence in relation to the ongoing update of their ME/CFS guidelines, due to be published in October 2020. This is an opportunity to ensure that all relevant information is held by the guideline development committee ...

NICE drag their feet on stopping the harm caused by GET and CBT

As part of our ongoing advocacy work, #MEAction UK has been campaigning for the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) to update the current ME guidelines. Updated ME/CFS guidelines are due to be published in October 2020. However in the meantime, the existing guidelines published in August 2007 that recommend ...