- ME Association: Breaking News: NICE decides to Fully Update its guideline on ME/CFS!
- Action for M.E.: NICE guidelines on CFS/M.E. to be reviewed
- ME Research UK: NICE CFS/ME guideline to be updated
- NICE announcement
- NICE Guideline: Clinical guideline [CG53]
- The Times: Mutiny by ME sufferers forces a climbdown on exercise treatment | 25 September 2017
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) announced on 20th September 2017 that it is planning a full update of its guideline on the diagnosis and management of CFS/ME.
15,180 people signed the ME Association (MEA) national petition, addressed to Sir Andrew Dillon, Chief Executive, NICE, calling for a complete review of the NICE guideline for ME/CFS. This included many Worcestershire people who signed, many of whom gave their comments.
The 2007 NICE Clinical Guideline has been checked by NICE for the need for an update and the NICE CFS/ME Guideline Registered Stakeholders were invited to comment on NICE’s surveillance consultation - they were given 14 days, from 10 - 24 July to voice their concerns.
LocalME (an online forum for local ME group contacts across the UK) responded - they had managed to receive an extension until 31 July. The MEA announced Stakeholder submissions from Action for ME (AfME), Forward-ME, Invest in ME Research, LocalME, the MEA, Tymes Trust, and many more.
National Petition -
ME Association petition represents biggest expression of no confidence in a NICE guideline ever recorded | 26 July 2017
NICE surveillance consultation -
Stakeholder submissions -
see attached file below
This is your opportunity to voice your concerns.
The ME Association has today [10 July] launched a national petition that aims to demonstrate to NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) that people with CFS/ME are not happy with the current guideline or the way in which the current review is being conducted.
Action for ME are also directing people to the MEA national petition.
Please sign the petition, add your comments if you are able to, and share/forward this blog.
Revision of NICE Guideline on ME/CFS – latest state of play | 21 January 2013
by Tony Britton on January 21, 2013
At the beginning of January, The ME Association wrote to NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) to ask for clarification on what was happening regarding the expected 2013 review of the NICE guideline on ME/CFS.
The following reply was received this morning:
Dear Dr. Shepherd,
NICE’s Senior Management Team, with the approval of the NICE Board, has currently suspended the routine review of the need to update clinical guidelines 3 years after their publication. This suspension is from January 2013. A new process for reviewing and updating guidelines is being developed and we will be considering the timing and process of reviews and developing a process for faster more responsive updates of our guidelines. Our aim is to enable us to consider new evidence more frequently and to update aspects of guidelines more rapidly. A new process for both reviews and updates is being developed which we will be rolling out during 2013/14.
A comprehensive review is also being undertaken of our entire portfolio and all guidelines will migrate onto the new timings for more frequent reviews during 2013/14. Once we have firmer detail about the new timings for reviews and updates we will notify stakeholders of the new review dates.
Please let me know if you have any further questions.
Project Manager – Centre for Clinical Practice
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
10 Spring Gardens | London SW1A 2BU | Web: http://nice.org.uk
The MEA is currently in the process of preparing all the data from their 2012 patient evidence survey on CBT, GET and Pacing into a report. We were intending to send this report to NICE as part of new patient evidence that would need to be considered in the ME/CFS guideline review process.
Consequently, Dr Shepherd has written back to NICE today to check on whether we must proceed on the basis that there is now some uncertainty as to whether the ME/CFS guideline will be reviewed in 2013
And with no real information as to how the new NICE guideline review process will operate in future it is impossible to assess what role stakeholders such as the ME/CFS charities will have in a review process that will clearly be much faster, and possibly more frequent, than the process it is replacing.
Our parliamentary colleagues on the All Party Parliamentary Group on ME have been informed about this development.
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More potential dangers of the UK NICE Guideline on "CFS/ME" for
people with ME/CFS?
Margaret Williams 2nd January 2008
Much has been written about the NICE Guideline on "CFS/ME" since its
release on 22nd August 2007, mostly noting concern over the
Guideline's recommendations that cognitive behavioural therapy and
graded exercise therapy (CBT/GET) should the first-line (and only)
management for "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic
or "CFS/ME". This concern is unsurprising, given the existence of
numerous published papers which all conclude that CBT is of limited
and non-lasting benefit, and given that at least four major surveys
of over 3,200 patients with ME/CFS have clearly shown GET to be