Actress Jenny Seagrove says: “The Sussex & Kent ME Society provide absolutely vital support to those people in society who suffer this debilitating and much misunderstood condition. At last research is being done into ME and also into the plasticity of the brain and nervous system, so perhaps hope will be allowed to shine its […]

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Preparations are underway at the Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society to host a conference on ME/CFS that will be attended by patients and medical professionals on October 6th at the Brighthelm Centre. Consultant neurologist Professor Leslie Findley who contributed to the World Health Organisation’s classification of ME as a neurological disorder will talk of his […]

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Paediatric Medical Advisor to the Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society, Dr Esther Crawley has been promoted to Professor and appointed to the Chair of Professor of Child Health at the University of Bristol. On hearing the news Mary-Jane Willows, AYME’s Chief Executive, says: “There can be no-one more deserving of this position. Esther works tirelessly […]

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An evaluation (White et al, 2012, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine short reports) of referrals made by GPs to the specialist clinic at Bart’s Hospital found that 49% did not have a diagnosis of ME/CFS. A study (Newton et al, 2010, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh) of patients referred […]

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We are concerned for some people with Myalgic encephalopathy (ME) or Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and other seriously debilitating conditions that are being put through assessments by a Government contracted company with a view to cutting down the national welfare bill. These harsh assessments for Personal Independent Payment (PIP) applicants are often being carried out […]

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Sussex Argus – May 27th: A specialist service for people with ME has marked its 10th anniversary. The Haywards Heath baced facility is the busiest of its kind in the UK and continues to receive 40 referrals a month. The Sussex & Kent ME Society is a supporter of the NHS-run service, which provides assessments […]

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The Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society is holding a special medical and research meeting at the Brighthelm Centre in Brighton on Thursday 6th October. The speakers will be Prof Leslie Findley, Dr Alan Stewart, Dr Neil Harrison along with staff members of the NHS Sussex CFS/ME Service. This should be a very interesting meeting centring […]

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During ME Awareness week (May 9-15th) the Sussex & Kent ME Society is highlighting a recently published study that compared the brain activity of ME or Chronic fatigue syndrome patients with that of healthy controls. The results showed a clear difference both in the strength of brain activity and in the position of the activity […]

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ME website is revamped A charity which supports people with the debilitating condition ME has redesigned its website. The Sussex ME Society will use the site to cover the latest local and national news and developments relating to the condition in an easily understood format. The organisation is supported by some of the leading medical […]

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A new study into young people with chronic fatigue syndrome highlights the need for more specialised services, the Sussex ME Society claims. One in fifty 16-year-olds are affected by chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalopathy (ME), according to the study released at the beginning of the week by researchers from the University […]

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