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 -
Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a common illness.
Its impact on many sufferers
can be profound with intrusive fatigue and multiple
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
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
NHS Clinical Champion for ME/CFS in Norfolk, Suffolk and
Honorary Consultant, The National ME Centre.
Professor L J Findley TD KLJ MD FRCP FACP
Consultant Neurologist. Clinical Director, The National ME Centre.
Clinical Director, Fatigue Service, Barking, Havering & Redbridge
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
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 -
Look also at MEActionUK