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Illusion of legal authority vs medical law enforcement

Risk management practice in the field ME/CFS and related post-viral disease commonly introduces unmanaged risks and liabilities, due to widespread normalisation of unlawful clinical judgement and prejudicially low standards. This inherently manifests as unlawful suspension of compliance and legal norms. This implies practical disregard for medical law’s status as a field of law, not medicine.…Continue readingIllusion of legal authority vs medical law enforcement

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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)

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Freedom of Information Act risks – flawed clinical judgement, discrimination and education refusal

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 affords patients, litigants and the scientific community several routes to highlight policy, reveal shortcomings and to enforce lawful clinical and administrative decision-making. It must be noted that the low and/or prejudicial standards of communication and record keeping that are often normalised in this professional field (link) can be revealed…Continue readingFreedom of Information Act risks – flawed clinical judgement, discrimination and education refusal

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Evaluating duties of care and unmanaged risk exposures

The numbers of people affected by ME/CFS are significant. There are roughly twice as many sufferers as either Crohn’s disease or Lupus, roughly one and half times as many sufferers as HIV/AIDS in the European Union, and similar numbers of sufferers as either multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. The prevalence rates are significantly greater where…Continue readingEvaluating duties of care and unmanaged risk exposures

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Compromised indemnification, insurance cover nullification and liability for lost income

It is of acute risk management importance to note that any officialised obfuscation or encouragement of unlawful outcomes is not accompanied by implicit indemnification for discrimination, breaches of duties of care or other improper acts. This is in addition to reputational risk and accompanying freedom of information risk. Moreoever, lack/incompleteness of central NHS indemnification in…Continue readingCompromised indemnification, insurance cover nullification and liability for lost income

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Cyber security alert for research, medical and allied communities working on ME or Long Covid

We strongly advise immediate and ongoing action to secure against live cyber security risks to members of the ME and Long Covid (PASC) research, medical and allied communities. We outline the minimum counter measures that we recommend. This is further to cyber security events that are outlined below, which have been reported to cyber crime…Continue readingCyber security alert for research, medical and allied communities working on ME or Long Covid

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2021 Compliance News NICE 2021 Policy Positions Press Releases

DwME joins call for NICE to maintain scientific process

Further to our position statement on the 2021 NICE guideline update, Doctors with M.E. has joined the call for NICE to ensure that unconsulted changes are not injected, as these would avoid scrutiny by the scientific community. DwME considers the 2021 NICE guideline to be a watershed moment in the history of ME/CFS medical care…Continue readingDwME joins call for NICE to maintain scientific process

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Mass infection is not an option: we must do more to protect our young

Doctors with M.E. have signed a letter led by epidemiologist Dr. Deepti Gurdasani in The Lancet, warning of grave concerns and consequences from recent UK government announcements. In particular, Doctors with M.E. are extremely concerned regarding the known risks to children from long covid. This letter follows the John Snow Memorandum in The Lancet warning…Continue readingMass infection is not an option: we must do more to protect our young

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Doctors with M.E. : The first international professional association for doctors and experts in the field of post-viral disease is launched

The new Doctors with M.E. website has been launched, continuing the steady rollout of our mission. We were honoured that Hever Castle and Gardens celebrated the upcoming launch of our professional association by illuminating the castle in blue last May. Hever Castle and Gardens is one of the UK’s foremost tourist locations, the home of…Continue readingDoctors with M.E. : The first international professional association for doctors and experts in the field of post-viral disease is launched

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Doctors with M.E. driving advancement in frontline care

“England’s largest GP super partnership, the Modality Partnership, places itself at the forefront of postviral disease management and care” This is a Doctors with M.E. news announcement of developments within Modality of public health importance and not a joint release with Modality England’s largest GP super partnership, the Modality Partnership, with nearly half a million…Continue readingDoctors with M.E. driving advancement in frontline care