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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th June 2011.

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Photo of The Countess of Mar The Countess of Mar Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 22 May 2011 (WA 372), how treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis patients will be protected in the event of closure of a National Health Service hospital providing healthcare facilities to patients with CFS/ME from all parts of the United Kingdom; and who is responsible for safeguarding the treatment.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

It is the responsibility of individual primary care trusts to commission appropriate services to meet the needs of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis.

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