Tuesday, 9 March 2010

or is 'E' for 'Exchange'?

Hm, maybe NICE's reply has something to do with this parliamentary exchange between the Countess of Mar and Lord Darzi of Denham (speaking for the Dept of Health) from May 2009:

Health: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Asked by The Countess of Mar

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines on chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis are to be reviewed; and, if so, when. [HL3075]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Darzi of Denham): The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence will consider in August 2010 whether there is a need to review its clinical guideline on chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis.

The response to Malcolm Hooper suggests they will not be (and are not interested in) considering the matter in full possession of the facts...

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