U.K. Professor Malcom Hooper writes to Michael Rawlins Chairman of NICE

maryb

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He truly brings hope to those of us living with the misery of this illness.
 

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The reply was cowardly, and devalues the Hippocratic oath. :Retro mad:
 

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I hope this lays to rest any remaining ideas that this group is so wrong because of ego or stupidity. The only remaining explanations for their behavior are 1) money &/or 2) some kind of government involvement in the cause, or development or spread of the cause. (Any news on why info on ME has been declared a State Secret in UK for the next 50 years?)
 

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It sounds as if Dr Micheal is holding a grudge against Professor Hooper over the Judicial Review (court action brought by patients to challange the NICE guideline).

Prof Hooper was one of the expert witnesses against NICE
 

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I'm just wondering (I'm a little confused by all this), if there is a legal issue involved so that receiving and opening this type of correspondence would not be okay under the circumstances. Like I said, just wondering.
 

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I'm just wondering (I'm a little confused by all this), if there is a legal issue involved so that receiving and opening this type of correspondence would not be okay under the circumstances. Like I said, just wondering.
I don't think there could be. The lawyers probably told him not to talk to Hooper and he overreacted by returning the document. The only legal ramification I could think of would be a negative one for the Dr. Michael as now there is evidence that the British government is actively ignoring evidence unfavorable to its entrenched position. (I am an american litigator- when I am well enough).
 

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I hope this lays to rest any remaining ideas that this group is so wrong because of ego or stupidity. The only remaining explanations for their behavior are 1) money &/or 2) some kind of government involvement in the cause, or development or spread of the cause. (Any news on why info on ME has been declared a State Secret in UK for the next 50 years?)
The timing (1988) of the D notice to deny access to ME papers is interesting. I wonder whether it has any connection with the financial costs of the AID's epidemic of the time - I can hear them, in a private room, deciding that they couldn't afford another epidemic. "...and anyway, most of these people are not so sick..."

Malcolm Hooper is my hero, alongside Tim Berners-Lee.
 
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Any of you brainy(yes you are! :D) people know if Malcolm Hooper got any kind of repsonse to his formal complaint to Lord Drayson dated 11thFeb?

http://herbiv4.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/letter-of-complaint-to-the-rt-hon-the-lord-drayson/

I'm prob being thick &the info is somewhere really obvious but I'm trying to put a campaign letter together &it's a whole in my research.. :ashamed:

Maybe it will take longer for any reply to such a formal complaint :confused:

Cheers
Jan xx