Will you speak out ?

The mislabeling of ME as Functional Somatic Disorder, in other words a mental health issue in the recently published 'Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCPMH) Guidance for Commissioners of services for people with medically unexplained symptoms', could not be more serious.

(http://www.jcpmh.info/resource/guidance-commissioners-services-people-medically-unexplained-symptoms/)

Left unchallenged the JCPMH Report is bound to have a damaging impact upon medical understanding and service provision.

I have made a complaint to the Royal College of psychiatrists, raising pertinent facts that show ME is a physical disease, classified by the WHO  as a neurological disease.

In response to my complaint, I  have received a letter  signed by the Co-Chair, Expert Reference Group for JCPMH Guide on Commissioning for MUS, Co-Chair, Expert Reference Group for JCPMH Guide on Commissioning for MUS, Co-Chair, Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Co-Chair, Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health
Royal College of General Practitioners , claiming  that the guide's content  is "fully in line with NICE guidelines and with current practice'.

NICE does not list  ME as a functional somatic disorder.(See the Comments on NICE by Maraget Williams.

http://www.meactionuk.org.uk/Comments_on_the_NICE_Guidelines.htm

Every ME Charity, every ME organisation all concerned individuals must vigorously protest this unfounded, blatant  labeling of ME as mental health disorder.

The Report has already been disseminated, with very little protest from the ME Community,  to NHS  Commissioners.

I have posted a guide to the issues on Stonebird which might be of help:

http://carersfight.blogspot.in/2017/03/why-me-must-be-removed-from-jcpmh.html

Of particular concern is the apparent endorsement of the JCPMH report by so many major UK mental health organisations plus the Royal College of Nursing. I have been in touch with some of them and they, to their credit,  are also raising concerns.

Will you join me in speaking out about the misinformation ?

Please write to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, please write to as many of the organisations whose logo appear on the Report as you can.

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