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Putting it into Practice: What NICE ME/CFS means for GPs

Contents Overview Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), is a chronic, complex, multi-system organic illness with often devastating consequences. It can affect different aspects of life for both people with ME/CFS and their families and carers, including work and education, activities of daily living, family life, social life and emotional wellbeing.…Continue readingPutting it into Practice: What NICE ME/CFS means for GPs

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Webinar Training Series: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: “How the Paradigm has Shifted”

We are pleased to announce a brand new webinar series organised by partner organisation Hope 4 ME & Fibro Northern Ireland, in association with many respected organisations including Doctors with M.E., the Workwell Foundation and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Running now until 6th October 2021. Sign up for a weekly programme…Continue readingWebinar Training Series: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: “How the Paradigm has Shifted”

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BBC Radio 4: Doctors with M.E. feature on flagship Woman’s Hour

ME, Long Covid and the NICE Guideline 2021 Delay Doctors with M.E. Director, Dr. Nina Muirhead, and Doctors with M.E Honorary Fellow and Action for ME Medical Advisor, Dr. David Strain, discuss ME/CFS, Long Covid, the NICE guideline delay and the need for more education and resources in an interview on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s…Continue readingBBC Radio 4: Doctors with M.E. feature on flagship Woman’s Hour

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Obligation to not abuse power and authority

It is common that patients with ME/CFS must repeatedly pursue enforcement action of their pre-existing rights under statutes, policy and common law. It also known that successful enforcement of pre-existing rights can be followed by retributory abuse of power and authority. It is known that flagrantly retributory liability generation can include punishing qualified professionals who…Continue readingObligation to not abuse power and authority

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Expertise procurement risk and reputational risk – medical and legal

Care should be taken to reassess existing expertise sources in the field of post-viral disease and to distinguish between 1) the marketability or familiarity of expertise versus 2) disproportionate risk of divergence from legally sustainable standards. It is rare for institutionalised medical norms to exclude scientific consensus to the degree witnessed in this field. This…Continue readingExpertise procurement risk and reputational risk – medical and legal

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Jurisdictions and markets (UK and international)

Although the jurisdictional focus is the United Kingdom, direct equivalence can be found in other jurisdictions and markets. The policy, contractual and legal requirements on medical practice and indemnification provision follow a similar structure in most locales: neither official edict, professional body, private contract, the habitual nature of unlawful care nor eminently misinformed obfuscation can…Continue readingJurisdictions and markets (UK and international)

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Obligation to not negate ME/CFS legal status

The absolute clarity of the legal status of ME/CFS is of immediate risk management importance, due its statutory, policy and third-party contractual implications frequently being ignored. These stem from habitually unlawful clinical judgement and arbitrarily discriminative administrative treatment that fail to account for the clarity of classification and associated lawful obligations. The absolute clarity of…Continue readingObligation to not negate ME/CFS legal status

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Unlawful clinical judgement (flu and covid vaccination examples)

The law does not allow clinical judgement to be discriminatory or to breach duties of care – a normally uncontroversial statement with an unusual degree of unmanaged consequences for this field of disease. The law does not allow clinical judgement to be discriminatory or to breach duties of care – a normally uncontroversial statement with…Continue readingUnlawful clinical judgement (flu and covid vaccination examples)

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Tests of clinical judgement lawfulness

Informed by the scientific, statutory and policy contexts outlined above, the following simple tests of clinical judgement lawfulness further outline lawful policy implementation requirements, mitigating the elevated probability of normalised unlawful clinical judgement in this context. Contrary conclusions constitute unlawful discriminatory implementation of policy, an arbitrary evasion of clear wording, thus discriminating on the very…Continue readingTests of clinical judgement lawfulness

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Third party risk to preceding unlawful clinical judgement (therapeutic and assessment examples)

The spectrum of behaviour discussed in this document frequently leads to hazardous distortions that compound risks from unlawful decision-making yet further. These distortions inherently project chains of risk to third parties, who are incentivised to firewall liabilities at the origin in your organisation. Distortions from unlawful decision-making project chains of risks to third parties, who…Continue readingThird party risk to preceding unlawful clinical judgement (therapeutic and assessment examples)