Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

I welcome that the recent debate increased awareness and understanding of this condition, which can be so distressing and frustrating for many. As you highlighted there is a review currently being undertaken by NICE into the guidelines surrounding ME and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I have been reassured by my ministerial colleagues that these new guidelines will take into account patients' concerns about PACE trials and the effectiveness of some of the existing recommendations. I believe, therefore, that it would not be appropriate for ministers to interfere in its important work.