UK charity supports island ME sufferers

CEO of Action for ME Sonya Chowdhury with David Cretney MLC and Geoffrey Boot MHK from the Tynwald Social Affairs Committee

CEO of Action for ME Sonya Chowdhury with David Cretney MLC and Geoffrey Boot MHK from the Tynwald Social Affairs Committee

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A leading figure at UK charity Action for ME has visited the island to raise awareness of the challenges faced by Isle of Man ME sufferers and to also present evidence to a Tynwald Scrutiny Committee.

CEO of Action for ME Sonya Chowdhury presented evidence to the inquiry on the island’s fit for work assessments conducted by the Tynwald Social Affairs Committee.

She said awareness needs to be raised about the condition and on how the process of assessment for the tests can be improved.

Chairman of ME Support Isle of Man, Celia Marshall, said island GPs need more training on ME and personal capability assessors need a greater understanding of the extent of the disability and what effects the assessment has on ME sufferers.

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