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2 Recent questions to UK Secretary of State for Health

MeSci

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http://www.parliament.uk/business/p...s/written-question/Commons/2017-10-11/107232/
Justin Madders: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what
assessment he has made of the effectiveness of support provided by his
Department for individuals suffering from myalgic encephalomyelitis to
access further education.

http://www.parliament.uk/business/p...s/written-question/Commons/2017-10-11/107238/
Justin Madders: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when NICE
plans to update its guidance on myalgic encephalomyelitis.
 

MeSci

ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?
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There is now an answer to the first question:

Steve Brine

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline
on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephaolomyelitis, published in
2007, makes a number of recommendations in regard to accessing
education. The clinician overseeing an individual's care should provide
information on returning to work or education and recommend flexible
adaptions that would make this possible. This may include, with consent,
clinicians liaising with education providers and support services. The
ability of a person to continue in education should be addressed early
and reviewed regularly.

The NICE guidance set outs best practice for clinicians on the
diagnosis, treatment care and support of people with the condition and
supports commissioners to to plan services for local populations. The
full guidance can be found at the following link:
http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg53

On 20 September 2017, NICE announced its decision to undertake a full
update of the guidance. More information on this decision can be found
at the following link:
http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg5...nt-2007-nice-guideline-cg53-pdf-5964455783941