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Talking Point
2002 Issue 1
In this issue:

President’s Report (March 2002)
UK Guidelines Released
EnableNet
Awareness Day
Badge Day
Awareness Evening and Expo
Vale – Tracey Ash
Bank Donation
Healthy Research Subjects Needed
Support Groups

UK Guidelines released by Chief Medical Officer

It is our desire to present a series of commentaries, overviews and opinions on the recently released UK Guidelines. These guidelines are important – they represent a major step forward. This is not to say they are ideal – they are far from it. But given the say psychiatrists have had on UK CFS, it should be seen as the first step forward in a long journey to come.

The full report can be found here.

We begin with a summary by Moira Smith, and move on to responses by consumer groups and researchers – giving a range of perspectives.

Paul has also written an editorial which can be found on our website here.

The Editors

Items on UK Report

Commentary/Summary by Moira Smith

Statement by Action for ME

Statement by the ME Association

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a step towards agreement

BMJ: Editorial
By Stephen E Straus, Chief, Laboratory of Clinical Investigation, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

BMJ: Letter
By Lynn Eaton.

Response to BMJ by The 25% ME Group

Newspaper article
By Trevor Wainwright.

 

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