Brighton MPs Support ME

Brighton Kemptown MP, Lloyd Russell-Moyle and Brighton Pavilion MP, Caroline Lucas, who is a Patron to the Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society have both written to Department of Health ministers pressing for further funding to be made available for services and research into ME or Chronic fatigue syndrome.

Following a recent Parliamentary debate on the illness the MPs are asking for more funding to expand the existing NHS specialist ME/CFS services including the busy Sussex and Kent centers that continues to receive around 70 new GP referrals per month between them. The MPs are also calling for more money to be put into researching the debilitating illness that affects over 9,000 people across the counties.

Colin Barton of the ME Society says:  “The Parliamentary debate highlighted the desperate need to further develop NHS services and encourage more research into to this potentially life ruining illness”