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NICE Guidelines On ME

EDM number 271 in 2017-18, proposed by Stephen Timms on 06/09/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Diseases and Health services.

That this House welcomes NICE's consultation with patients and their representatives on whether to review its clinical guidelines on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME (CG53); notes that myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a serious, debilitating, chronic health condition affecting about 250,000 people in the UK, and is concerned that about half of the patients asked in a number of surveys reported adverse effects on their health from Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) which is recommended by NICE; notes recent biomedical research indicating an abnormal physiological response to exercise in ME patients, and that the US Centre for Disease Control no longer recommends GET for ME; notes also the unanimous call from consultation stakeholders, and a petition of 15,180 patients, for NICE to update its guidelines on ME; and urges NICE to review CG53 and to consider patient experience and recent international scientific evidence in its assessment of the merits of GET for treating ME.

This motion has been signed by a total of 30 MPs.

Stephen Timms06/09/2017East HamLabourProposed
Jim Shannon07/09/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Albert Owen11/09/2017Ynys MLabourSeconded
11/09/2017Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jim Cunningham11/09/2017Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Jeremy Lefroy11/09/2017StaffordConservativeSeconded
12/09/2017Leeds North WestLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Jonathan Edwards12/09/2017Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
David Simpson12/09/2017Upper BannDUPSigned
Caroline Lucas12/09/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Chris Stephens12/09/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Lady Hermon12/09/2017North DownIndependentSigned
Edward Davey12/09/2017Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Godsiff13/09/2017Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
George Howarth13/09/2017KnowsleyLabourSigned
Carol Monaghan13/09/2017Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson13/09/2017Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Ronnie Cowan13/09/2017InverclydeScottish National PartySigned
Brendan O'Hara13/09/2017Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Fiona Bruce13/09/2017CongletonConservativeSigned
Anne Main13/09/2017St AlbansConservativeSigned
Frank Field14/09/2017BirkenheadLabourSigned
Geraint Davies14/09/2017Swansea WestLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell14/09/2017Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
14/09/2017Warwick and LeamingtonLabourSigned
Tommy Sheppard14/09/2017Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
14/09/2017Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Nigel Dodds14/09/2017Belfast NorthDUPSigned

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