In May 2003 the government announced a 'cash-injection' of £8.5 million to develop new NHS services for people with M.E. in England.
The four Primary Care Trusts of Herefordshire, South Worcestershire, Redditch & Bromsgrove, and Wyre Forest placed a bid in April 2004 for a Herefordshire and Worcestershire CFS/M.E. Local Multi-Disciplinary Team (LMDT).
The Department of Health advised the bid should be reduced. A revised bid for CFS/ME services was placed in June 2004 (see file below), and accepted.