All Worcestershire MPs are encouraged to attend this important debate secured by Carol Monaghan MP. Write to your MP.
Robin Walker, MP for Worcester, said “I believe that research into this area is vital”, in a letter following the M.E. debate held in June 2018.
These are referred to in the motion:
“That this House calls on the Government to provide increased funding for biomedical research into the diagnosis and treatment of M.E., supports the suspension of Graded Exercise Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy as means of treatment, supports updated training of GPs and medical professionals to ensure they are equipped with clear guidance on diagnosis of M.E. and appropriate management advice to reflect international consensus on best practice, and is concerned about the current trends of subjecting M.E. families to unjustified child protection procedures.”
These issues and concerns are described in more detail in the briefing document that has been prepared and supported by national charities, who are members of the Forward ME group of charities.
The ME Association, and Action for ME give full information on this week’s debate.
The June 2018 debate is available to watch on Youtube, and you can read the full Hansard transcript.