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ME Association Policies and Documents

Illness Management Reports


October 2017 – ME Association Review of SMILE trial: This randomised trial aimed to determine if young people with ME/CFS might benefit from standard medical care and the commercial Lightning Process. We produced a damning review of both the research and the promoted results, explaining why the trial failed to deliver what it promised.

June 2017: ME Association Review of GETSET: This randomised controlled trial aimed to demonstrate GET delivered remotely was able to improve physical function for people with ME/CFS. We explain why it didn’t and why other aspects of this trial – and the therapy – should be treated with caution.

October 2015: ‘No decisions about me, without me‘: This is a comprehensive and widely cited report, detailing the results of the 2012 ME Association Patient Survey Examining Acceptability, Efficacy and Safety of CBT, GET, and Pacing, as Interventions used as Management Strategies for ME/CFS. The executive summary provides a handy overview. 294 pages in total.

May 2010: ‘Managing my ME: What people with ME/CFS and their carers want from the UK’s health and social services’: Results of the ME Association’s major survey of illness management requirements. 32 pages in total.


Governance and Operational Policy


ME Association and Advocacy

ME Association Data Protection and Privacy Policy

ME Association Equal Opportunities Policy

ME Association Grievance procedure

ME Connect Confidentiality Policy


ME Association Stakeholder Survey


2015 Member/Non-Member Satisfaction Survey Report


External Documents


ME Association submission to NICE guideline review consultation – July 2017

ME Association submission to the House of Commons Health Committee on NHS Services for people with ME/CFS, 2014

Evidence-based Review of the Work Capability Assessment, 2013

Forward ME Group – ESA Work Capability Assessment review – Making it work for fluctuating conditions – April 2011

Scottish Good Practice Statement on ME-CFS, 2010

Report of the APPG on ME Inquiry into NHS Service Provision for ME/CFS (‘The Gibson Inquiry’,March, 2010)

MEA submission to ‘The Gibson Inquiry’ into NHS Services (June 2009)

Report to the Chief Medical Officer of an Independent Working Group on CFS/ME – 2002

Report to the Chief Medical Officer of an Independent Working Group on CFS/ME – Annex 6 and 7 Management of CFS/ME – 2002