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UK Parliament To Debate Treatment Of ME Patients

Thursday 21 June 2018

 

From UK newspaper the Loughborough Echo:

 

Sarah and Andy Reed
Sarah is pictured here with her husband,
former Loughborough MP Andy Reed.
 

Parliament to debate treatment of ME patients

ME, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or ME/CFS, is characterized by post-exertional malaise – a severe worsening of symptoms after even minimal exertion.

By Andy Rush Editor
20 June 2018
© 2018 a Reach plc subsidiary

CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating after it was announced that Parliament is to debate the treatment of patients with a debilitating and highly misunderstood illness this week.

Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan supported calls for the three-hour discussion of Myaglic Encephalomyelitis (ME), a condition which affects more than 250,000 people in the UK – 20,000 of them children.

The debate is expected to take place this Thursday (June 21) and is expected to have wide-cross party support, with one MP suggesting it was necessary to ‘shine a light’ on the illness.

Mrs Morgan said: “When Glasgow North West MP, Carol Monaghan, held a Westminster Hall debate on this there was a significant number of Members of Parliament who took part and a lot of interest from people outside.

“And when I mentioned ME/CFS in my local newsletter, I had a number of constituents and others contacting me to say ‘thank goodness people are beginning to talk about this’. I think this will be the House of Commons at its best, with MPs talking about ME/CFS.”

 

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