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Health: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Volume 715: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Myalgic Encephalomyelitis service at the Royal Free Hospital has been instructed to return all CFS/ME patients to community mental health teams in Camden, Islington, Haringey and Enfield; whether the community teams have the resources to treat those patients; whether the action is in line with the report to the Chief Medical Officer on ME/CFS of 2002 or NICE guidelines on ME/CFS; and what action they propose to take to ensure ME/CFS patients are treated in accordance with current guidance. [HL725]