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Yet more research shows CFS is real. When will health services catch up?

The Guardian opinion piece, by Naomi Chainey, 21 March 2017: Yet more research shows chronic fatigue syndrome is real. When will health services catch up? Despite hopeful research, it will be years before chronic fatigue syndrome is taken seriously by GPs … Continue reading

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Employment support cuts could affect 45,000 disabled jobseekers, says report

Guardian news article, 24 October 2016: Employment support cuts could affect 45,000 disabled jobseekers, says report Association warns schemes set to replace current government programmes are dramatically smaller Fewer disabled people will have access to specialist employment support due to … Continue reading

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My final year at Oxford, when I felt punished for having ME

Guardian article by Nathalie Wright & Alice Woolley, 18 October 2016: My final year at Oxford, when I felt punished for having ME For centuries Oxford has ‘rusticated’ students – expelled them to their family home in the country – … Continue reading

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Prof Peter White says: If my team’s research on ME is rejected, the patients will suffer

Guardian opinion piece, by Peter White, 20 September 2016: ‘If my team’s research on ME is rejected, the patients will suffer’ Sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome have been neglected too long. But our Pace trials show the right talking and … Continue reading

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WCA tests “significantly” biased against poorer disabled people

Disability Rights UK blog post, 10 August 2016: WCA tests “significantly” biased against poorer disabled people ESA work capability assessment (WCA) tests are “significantly biased” against claimants in poor areas of the country, according to new research. The Guardian today … Continue reading

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The government is skewing benefits appeals against disabled people

Guardian article by Frances Ryan, 18 May 2016: The government is skewing benefits appeals against disabled people A new army of ‘presenting officers’ is to help the Department of Work and Pensions at benefit tribunals, while the disabled person making … Continue reading

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ME Awareness in the media May 2016

She knows article, by Stephanie Land, 12 May 2016: Chronic fatigue syndrome is so much more than exhaustion [Chronic fatigue syndrome is a deadly disease that has very little to do with fatigue] Independent article, by Jason Reed, 12 May 2016: … Continue reading

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UK Government agrees to talks about PIP 20 metre mobility criterion

Guardian article: Disabled people deserve a fairer interpretation of their mobility than this arbitrary 20 metre rule, by Celia Thomas, 10 May 2016 My successful Lords motion calls for the government to make the rules on the PIP benefit fairer for people … Continue reading

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What I’m really thinking: the person with ME

Guardian article, by Anonymous, 16 April 2016: What I’m really thinking: the person with ME It is sometimes called chronic fatigue syndrome, but that’s a bit of a misnomer. I’m not just tired I have myalgic encephalomyelitis. If you think it … Continue reading

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DWP ‘punishing’ low-paid full-time workers under new benefits rule

Guardian article by Patrick Butler, 14 April 2016: DWP ‘punishing’ low-paid full-time workers under new benefits rule Critics say scheme under which working people claiming universal credit can be fined for failing to do enough to find more work is … Continue reading

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