Canadian Guidelines Acceptance

 

At the end of March 2006 a breakthrough on one of Invest in ME's objectives is starting to be realised.

Two NHS doctors treating ME patients have endorsed the Canadian Guidelines.

Here is their statement -

"Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a common illness.

Its impact on many sufferers can be profound with intrusive fatigue and multiple
symptoms.

The secondary burden of the condition is common to all chronic illnesses and includes impoverishment and a significant impact on personal and family life.

We recommend and endorse the Canadian Consensus Document.

We regard it as an extremely important contribution to understanding the physical basis of the condition.

Future research should be directed to further defining the pathophysiology of the condition together with identifying the sub groups, which undoubtedly exist, within the illness complex currently termed ME/CFS."


Dr Terry Mitchell MA MD FRCPath.
Consultant Haematologist. Head of Norfolk and Suffolk ME/CFS Service.
NHS Clinical Champion for ME/CFS in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.
Honorary Consultant, The National ME Centre.
United Kingdom.

Professor L J Findley TD KLJ MD FRCP FACP
Consultant Neurologist. Clinical Director, The National ME Centre.
Clinical Director, Fatigue Service, Barking, Havering & Redbridge NHS Trust.
United Kingdom

 

Read more on the importance of guidelines for ME in Invest in ME's previous Topic of the Month by clicking here.

A link to the overview document of the Canadian Guidelines can be viewed  via this link.

 

Contact Your Local PCT/GP

Help the cause by inviting your local PCT or GP to understand the importance of acceptance of the Canadian Guidelines. Tell us if you do by contacting us with your details.

 

Links to other sites on this topic

Look at Merge - http://www.meresearch.org.uk/research/sponsored/comparison.html

Look also at MEActionUK http://www.meactionuk.org.uk