Category Archives: News

Parliament, January 18 (NICE guideline development)

There was a written answer in Parliament regarding the NICE guidelines

NICE can’t please all the people all the time

The Chairman of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Nice) has said that the outfit cannot cater to all parties needs and must sometimes make tough decisions.

Occupational therapy lecture – Oxford – March 3rd

Saturday, 3 March, Kidlington Community Education Centre, Oxford, 2.30pm Lecture by Mary Black, occupational therapist with the PACE Trial "Occupational Therapy and CFS/ME". Lecture organised by Oxfordshire ME Group for…

Letter to The Mail on Sunday

INTENDED FOR PUBLICATION Re: Healthnotes / 14 January 2007 /p63 Representatives from ME/CFS charities have tried unsuccessfully to ensure that new medical guidance to be issued by the Department of…

More support for people with ME in Eastleigh, Hants

Hampshire Friends with ME have set up a new area branch in Eastleigh, a few miles to the north of Southampton. Local people wishing to make contact can phone Jackie…


Welcome to The ME Association, also registered as The ME Society. We provide information, support and practical advice for people who are affected by ME/CFS/PVFS (Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Post Viral…

New DWP medical guidance in full

This is the medical guidance which will be made available in February to Department for Work and Pensions decision-makers adjudicating on claims from people with ME/CFS for Disability Living Allowance…

Katharine voted into the London Triathlon Academy

In a people's vote, The ME Association's entrant in last year's London Triathlon – Katharine Vile – has won a place in the elite Triathlon Academy where she will receive…

A new clinical study offers hope of a therapy for the UK’s 250,000 adult and child ME sufferers: Times Online, 11 January 2007

A new clinical study offers hope of a therapy for the UK’s 250,000 adult and child ME sufferers Drug to be tested on ME patients by Rebecca Anne Smith, Times…

What is ME/CFS?

It should be explained that there are a number of different names for what is an illness of uncertain cause affecting many thousands of people. Currently it is estimated that…

Support group to help County ME sufferers

Carlisle News and Star, January 9 A PIONEERING support group has been set up to help local sufferers of the debilitating condition ME.

Daily Mail 9/1/07 (Lightning Process)

Could ME be caused by too much adrenaline? By ROMA FELSTEIN Twelve months ago, Leonie Gough was so ill she spent most of her time in her bed. The 17-year-old…

The ME Association Head Office

Please use the following details: Tel: 01280 818 964 or 818 968 (between 9.30am and 4.30pm) The ME Association 7 Apollo Office Court Radclive Road Gawcott Bucks MK18 4DF

The ME Association – Administration

Please contact Gill Briody Tel: 01280 818 964 (between 9.30am and 4.30pm) The ME Association 7 Apollo Office Court Radclive Road Gawcott Bucks MK18 4DF

Membership enquiries

Non-members: If you wish to join The ME Association please read the section about becoming a member . If you have a question that is not answered on that page,…

Membership form

A Membership Form is available for download below which you can print, complete and send to Head Office. If for any reason you are unable to use this document, please…

Search the web with ‘everyclick’

You can help The ME Association just by using ‘everyclick’ every time you want to search the web. There’s no cost to you!

New ME/CFS Support Group in Carlisle

The New Year has got off to a promising start for people with ME/CFS and their carers in England-Scotland border country – with the opening of a new ME/CFS group…

MBE for Dick Patterson

Dick Patterson, president of Dorset ME Support Group, has been made MBE in the New Year's Honours List. Dick was chairman of the Dorset group for 17 years until he…

NICE guideline: MEA response

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has produced a draft guideline for ME/CFS which it has put out for comment. With its emphasis on CBT and graded…

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