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What do you think of the Government’s ME/CFS services action plan?

The Health Minister, Mark Drakeford, has written to Local Health Boards drawing their attention to the Government’s Action Plan for improving services for people with ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia in Wales. Read it in English or Welsh. [poll id=”9″] Email … Continue reading

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MRC commits £1.5 million for research into cause of CFS/ME

MRC commits ¬£1.5 million for research into cause of CFS/ME The Medical Research Council (MRC) is committing ¬£1.5m for research into the causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). The aim is to promote new and innovative partnerships between researchers … Continue reading

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GMC lifts Dr Sarah Myhill’s suspension

GMC lifts Dr Sarah Myhill‚Äôs suspension On 6th January the GMC (General Medical Council) lifted Dr Myhill‚Äôs suspension and restored her license to practise medicine. Dr Myhill‚Äôs first reaction was to thank her many friends who had stood by her. … Continue reading

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Blood donation ban begins in Wales for people with ME and CFS

Blood donation ban begins in Wales for people with ME and CFS The Welsh Blood Service joined other UK blood services in implementing the lifelong blood donation ban for people with ME/CFS. “As of 1st November 2010, blood donors who … Continue reading

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Dr Nigel Speight joins WAMES as medical adviser

Dr Nigel Speight joins WAMES as medical adviser WAMES is delighted to welcome retired paediatrician Dr Nigel Speight to join WAMES as a medical advisor.  

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WAMES hosts ME Association Q & A in Cardiff 23 Oct 2010

WAMES hosts ME Association Q & A in Cardiff 23 Oct 2010 The annual ME Association meeting came to Cardiff when a panel of experts answered questions from people with ME and carers. The panel consisted of Dr Charles Shepherd, … Continue reading

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WAMES is awarded £5,000 for awareness campaign

WAMES is awarded ¬£5,000 for awareness campaign WAMES is delighted to have been awarded a ¬£5000 Awards for all Wales grant from the Big Lottery Fund for our campaign which starts in October entitled Information for all. The aim of … Continue reading

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Health Minister tells LHBs to develop services for people with CFS/ME

Health Minister tells LHBs to develop services for people with CFS/ME The Minister for Health and Social Services accepted the recommendations of the Task & Finish Group on CFS/ME in Wales report. Local Health Boards have been asked to begin … Continue reading

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FINE trial fails to find cure for fatigue

FINE trial fails to find cure for fatigue The aim of the MRC funded trial was to evaluate the effectiveness of home delivered pragmatic rehabilitation – a programme of gradually increasing activity designed collaboratively by the patient and the therapist … Continue reading

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