http://www.forward-me.org.uk/8th%20July%202009.htm Forward ME Group: minutes of meeting dated Wednesday 8 July What a load of offensive flannel, I have no hope that this will ever produce anything other than hot air. The 25% ME group for the severely affected have refused to attend. Dr Crawley is one of the doctors responsible for the NICE guidelines that offer UK patients only psychological treatment for our neurological illness. Why has she particularly mentioned schizophrenia and bipolar disorder here - is it as part of the attempt to reclassify our physical illness as a psychiatric disorder? Peter Spencer's AfME group have fully supported the dreadful UK NICE guidelines. The AfME group has no members, only associate members that who not have voting rights or AGMs. It's horrifying that the UK health service appears to be taking the Lightning Process seriously as a treatment for a physical illness. Members of my local ME group who have spent over £600 on it have been made very ill by it. This group is doing us a great disservice. We need biomedical research, treatment and a diagnostic test. There seems to be an absolute determination that we shall never have them.