Facts not Fiction to be presented at Judicial Review in the UK

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by tansy, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. tansy

    tansy New Member

    Margaret Williams has been compiling evidence in support of the Judicial Review challenging the NICE guidelines in the UK. The info here woud help advocates in other countries.

    These documents can be read at
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  2. jasminetee

    jasminetee Member

    I'm happy to see that the NICE guidelines are being exposed for what they really are and are being fought against.
    Thanks for posting this Tansy.

  3. Juloo

    Juloo Member

    It's true, what the last one of one of the articles said -- this will have global implications. I consider those who are spearheading this effort to be avenging angels. Truly.
  4. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

    Thanks for the information.

    The results of this could be enormous.

    Let's give a cheer to Tansy!!

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  5. tansy

    tansy New Member

    Hi Tee, Juloo and Gap

    I agree that this could have global implications. Margaret Williams writes extensive but well researched articles and documents; she is respected by genuine ME specialists, researchers and patients alike.

    Hopefully patients in other countries will be inspired to use their legal system to challenge misinformation.

    Ironically Action for ME (and AYME) welcomed the NICE guidelines and thought the two judicial reviews in the pipeline were silly. In so doing they have created further distrust within the ME patient community. Other organisations like the ME Association, the 25% ME group and the TYMES Trust support these challenges.

    With more than 4,000 published papers spanning more than 70 years that confirm ME is a physiological illness there’s a plentiful source of evidence to chose from.

    Yes Juloo they are indeed avenging angels.

    Tc, Tansy
  6. zoster

    zoster New Member


    Does anyone know how the One Click Judicial challenge of the NICE guidelines is going? I think they managed to raise about £20,000 from people to go ahead with it and they seemed to have a really good case and good solicitors (laywers).

    I haven't heard any more about it, hope this is going well too. I read that they got the go ahead at the first "hurdle".

  7. tansy

    tansy New Member

    Hi Zoster

    I have not been following the one click group's judicial review. Dr Bruce Curruthers was their expert witness at the preliminary hearing so it's not surprising that their evidence was deemed sufficient.

    tc, Tansy
  8. jasminetee

    jasminetee Member

    I really appreciate how you keep us all up to date Tansy. :)

    It's a shame about Action for ME and AYME. They must be in it for kickbacks from insurance companies.