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24 January: #MEdebate in House of Commons

On Thursday afternoon, 24th January, MPs from all parties will be debating a motion put forward by Carol Monaghan MP in the House of Commons. 

The motion covers biomedical research funding, the suspension of GET and CBT, updated training for medical professionals and unjustified child protection procedures.

The motion states:

“That this House calls on the Government to provide increased funding for biomedical research into the diagnosis and treatment of ME, supports the suspension of Graded Exercise Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy as means of treatment, supports updated training of GPs and medical professionals to ensure they are equipped with clear guidance on diagnosis of ME and appropriate management advice to reflect international consensus on best practice, and is concerned about the current trends of subjecting ME families to unjustified child protection procedures”.

#MEAction UK have produced a briefing about the debate (pdf):

https://www.meaction.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/MEAction_UK_Parliament_Briefing_Full_Jan19.pdf

#MEAction UK are encouraging supporters to join them in a virtual demonstration on the day, full details are available at:

https://www.meaction.net/2019/01/22/join-the-virtual-demonstration-in-support-of-the-me-debate/

The Centre for Welfare Reform fully supports this motion.