Welsh care pathway for CFS/ME published but Map of Medicine dropped

Plans to make the new Welsh care pathway for CFS/ME available to health professionals through the Map of Medicine database has been scrapped by the Health Minister Edwina Hart. Budgetary cuts have led to the subscription for the MoM being dropped but all care pathways will be available to the NHS through the HOWIS e-library. WAMES responded to the consultation as the patients’ representative but cannot recommend the final care pathway. It fails to give sufficient information to help doctors identify neurological ME and does not highlight the limited usefulness and possible dangers of CBT and GET as treatments fort all patients.


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