ME DEBATE IN PARLIAMENT
The Backbench Business Committee has granted a debate on ME. It will take place on the afternoon of Thursday 24th January.
It would be helpful if you could encourage the community to approach their MPs to request their support. Any briefings would also be appreciated.
The motion to be debated next week is as follows: “That this House calls on the Government to provide increased funding for biomedical research into the diagnosis and treatment of ME, 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 ME and appropriate management advice to reflect international consensus on best practice, and is concerned about the current trends of subjecting ME families to unjustified child protection procedures.”
Office of Carol Monaghan MP
Member of Parliament for Glasgow North West