AfME reaction includes thoughts trom Sonya Chowdhury, AfME Chief Executive -
The resignation of Sajid Javid as Secretary of State -
July 06, 2022
Last night news broke that the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Sajid Javid had resigned from his role. This has left people with M.E. feeling concerned because Mr Javid had initiated the development of a much-needed delivery plan for M.E.
Our Chief Executive Sonya Chowdhury who is working collaboratively with the Government shared her thoughts: “I'm pleased to continue working with such a dedicated & personally committed team of civil servants across the Department of Health and Social Care and other organisations to drive work forward with the M.E. delivery plan and continue to make a real difference for all our community.”
Since the release of the written ministerial statement in May meetings have been held covering patient experience, education, training and research into cause and treatment of M.E./CFS including a roundtable that Sonya attended at the end of June.
We would like to welcome the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Steve Barclay and look forward to continuing this vital work alongside him at the other members of the Department.
MEA reaction includes thoughts trom Dr Charles Shepherd, Hon. MEA Medical Adviser
Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, resigns and is replaced by Stephen Barclay
July 6, 2022
The resignation of Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Health and Social Security, is clearly bad news given his genuine concern and commitment to improve the care of people with ME/CFS and research into the cause and treatment of ME/CFS
Fortunately, the three ministerial groups covering patient experience, education and training, and research into cause and treatment of ME/CFS have all been set up and had their first meetings. I attended the first meeting of the research group last week.
So I assume that these initiatives will all continue as planned under the new Secretary of State - the Rt Hon Stephen Barclay MP.
Dr Charles Shepherd, Hon. Medical Adviser ME Association
For further information, see our recent blog - Sajid Javid ‘Rethinking ME’ after young relative’s battles including - Rethinking ME – report launch
At the end of April our Worcestershire Social Group Blog announced - Decommissioned - ME/CFS Service at Worcestershire Acute Hospital . If this has affected you, or you have any other concerns, inform your MP of your situation.
The Worcestershire M.E. Social Group’s website gives links to Social Media sites which maybe helpful to many people to discuss situations, or just to look and read other people’s postings.
• Action for ME • Government U.K. • Local News
• M.E. Association • MP • N.H.S. • Worcester City Council
• Worcestershire • Worcestershire M.E. Social Group