Monday, March 7, 2011

Many GP's do not recognise ME and some even deny it exists

by tonybritton on March 7, 2011:

From ‘The Times’ letters page, 7 March 2011

ME patients at risk from NHS reforms

Sir, In 2020 the All-Party Parliamentary Group on ME inquiry into NHS service provision for CSF/ME found unacceptable variations in access to hospital-based services.

It also found major failures to meet the needs of children and the most severely affected patients.

Placing the power to decide priorities for healthcare provision in the hands of GPs can only make matters worse for this vulnerable and greatly neglected group.

As the inquiry found, many GPS do not recognise ME and some even deny it exists. Read more>>

See also: PACE trial results are out: ME is caused by an oncogenic virus or The putative agent of ME/CFS can be transferred to monkeys

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