Oxford Health leaflet – a United Response

Posted on 19 Apr 2020

Leading ME charities, including ME Research UK, have joined in a Physios for ME led initiative which includes the All-Party Parliamentary Group on ME, the Forward-ME Group and other notable signatories in a united response to Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust’s leaflet entitled ‘Coping with the Coronavirus’. Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust offers both an NHS community-based service for people in Oxfordshire with CFS/ME and...

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Dialogues for a Neglected Illness

Posted on 7 Apr 2020

With an award from the Wellcome Public Engagement Fund, Natalie Boulton is in the process of creating a series of videos covering different aspects of ME/CFS from a variety of perspectives. The project now has its own website, and three new videos have been uploaded in recent weeks: An Introduction to ME/CFS, and two videos on Post-Exertional Malaise. Watch them here

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Letter sent to major supermarket chains and UK Government from UK ME charities and the All Party Parliamentary Group on ME

Posted on 27 Mar 2020

We are writing on behalf of the adults, children and young people we support who have Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) (also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or CFS), asking for your help. The Government has identified that people with chronic neurological conditions, including M.E./CFS, are at increased risk of severe illness from Coronavirus. More than one in four people with M.E./CFS are so severely affected that they are unable to leave...

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ME Research UK – Altered working arrangements

Posted on 20 Mar 2020

We understand that many supporters have been experiencing the impact of the Coronavirus, or may be starting to worry about what impact it could have on you and your family over the next few weeks. Likewise, ME Research UK, wishes to protect our staff and their families from the effects of the Cononavirus and our aim is to continue with our work whilst keeping colleagues safe. From Wednesday 25 March 2020, ME Research UK’s staff will be working...

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APPG on ME Report – 3 March 2020

Posted on 16 Mar 2020

All-Party Parliamentary Group on ME: Biomedical Research Meeting Summary The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on M.E. held its’ first meeting on Tuesday 3 March where biomedical research was discussed. Attendees including Carol Monaghan MP, Profs Julia Newton and Chris Ponting, Doctors Eliana Lacerda and Charles Shepherd, with some of the MPs who attended. Twenty MPs attended or sent staff to hear about the urgent need for biomedical...

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Calling all researchers

Posted on 9 Mar 2020

ME Research UK is pleased to an announce an open call for applications from researchers wishing to investigate the causes, consequences and treatment of ME/CFS. Funding is available to support scientifically robust biomedical studies at appropriate host institutions worldwide. We are happy to consider projects in all areas related to the biology or treatment of ME/CFS, but we are especially keen to receive applications in the following areas:...

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