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ME Derbyshire has recently lunched their NEW Look Image and Logo. Over the next few months we will updating and upgrading the website to incorporate all these New Look features.

 

We are an established self-help group providing help and support since 1988 for those affected by ME/CFS, their families and carers in Derbyshire and the surrounding area. If you need any help please go to our ‘contact us’ page.

 

 As people with ME/CFS or carers we have a wide range of experience of managing the illness. We rely on volunteers to organise and run our group.

 

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CORONA VIRUS sufferers may be experiencing a “post-COVID syndrome”. Expert, Dr Charles Shepherd of the ME Association warns that even “fit young adults” were being subjected to debilitating fatigue for months.

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Last Friday, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issued a short statement about Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) in the context of COVID-19.

Dr Charles Shepherd.

This was in response to a detailed letter to NICE that was prepared by Dr Charles Shepherd and Dr William Weir several weeks ago and which was signed by other members of the NICE ME/CFS clinical guideline committee.

The letter pointed out that recommendations in the current (2007) NICE guideline regarding the use of GET in ME/CFS could cause serious harm if applied to people who are failing to recover from COVID-19 and who are experiencing Post-Covid Syndrome and other complications.

The letter also pointed out that there is a need for guidance from NICE about the use of Pacing as a sensible and safe alternative to Graded Exercise Therapy in respect of Post-Covid Syndrome

To read more, please click on the link below.

https://meassociation.org.uk/2020/07/clinicians-letter-to-nice-results-in-statement-on-graded-exercise-for-post-covid-syndrome/

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