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During ME Awareness week (May 8 to 14) the Sussex & Kent ME Society that works for those affected by ME or Chronic fatigue syndrome is taking an important role in pressing for existing guidelines for the treatment of the illness to be expanded. The Sussex & Kent ME Society working with the former Brighton […]

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Sussex Argus 22/4 – A support group is backing calls for investment in specialist services for people affected by ME. Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas has written to department of Health ministers and the national Institute for Health and clinical Excellence (NICE) pressing for more support for patients. Ms Lucas is patron of the Sussex […]

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We are concerned for some people affected by ME, or Chronic fatigue syndrome, 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 by employees […]

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Journal of Health Psychology 10/4/17 – The continued critiques of the PACE trial highlight how differing beliefs about the causes of chronic fatigue syndrome still influence how scientific studies in this area are accepted and evaluated. Causal beliefs about chronic fatigue syndrome and a modern version of Cartesian dualism are important in understanding the reaction […]

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Action for ME has just announced the launch of it’s new Children’s Services Team. Following mutual agreement with the Board of Trustees of the Association of Young People with ME (AYME), the new team will launch on Monday 3 April, when AYME will cease operating. The Boards of Trustees of both charities have decided to […]

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Sussex Argus (21/2). A charity which supports people with ME has welcomed new guidelines aimed at improving care for those most severely affected by the condition. The Sussex ME Society says the document, drawn up by the British Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME (BACME), is designed to help professionals dealing with those who are house […]

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The Sussex & Kent ME Society marks its 30th anniversary during 2017. The organisation was founded in 1987 when people got together supported by Hospital Consultant, Dr Keith Hine and Brighton MP, Sir Andrew Bowden. The Society that has helped thousands affected by the illness was granted charity status in 2000 and developed into one […]

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Dr Gabrielle Murphy has been appointed chair of the British Association for CFS/ME (BACME) at their October AGM. Dr Murphy who is a Medical Advisor to the Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society is a specialist physician working in the Department of Immunity and Inflammation at the Royal Free Hospital in London. She is Clinical Lead […]

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A conference on the debilitating condition ME took place last week. Almost 150 people went to the event at the Brighthelm Centre in Brighton to hear presentations on the neurological aspects of the condition nutrition and immunity and the latest research. Details were also given about services available to help people manage their illness. The […]

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