APPG on ME: Agenda for meeting and AGM 12 July 2007

Note: ME agenda will post any revisions to this Agenda (issued 9 July) received before Thursday’s meeting.  John Bercow, MP is a Patron of the ME Association.

Agenda for next meeting of the APPG on ME scheduled for Thursday, 12 July:

Note from the ME Association who provide secretariat to the APPG on ME:

The annual general meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on M.E. will be held on Thursday 12th July, 1.30pm, Committee Room 17, House of Commons.

If you are a person living with M.E., a carer or supporter, please encourage your MP to attend.

The APPG campaigns within Westminster to support the improvement of health, social care, education and employment opportunities for people affected by M.E. The APPG is committed to supporting the biomedical model of ME.

Widespread political interest is essential if the APPG is to succeed.

In addition to the AGM, the agenda for the meeting includes an update on the development of NHS clinical services for ME/CFS, by Dr Terry Mitchell, regional clinical champion for ME/CFS in the East of England and the implications of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Bill for people with M.E. by Di Newman of Peterborough ME and CFS Self-Help Group.

An invitation has been issued to the Department of Health for one of their ministers to attend the meeting to speak on the NHS services programme but attendance is still to be confirmed, following the recent Cabinet reshuffle and the changes that followed.

Meeting of the APPG on M.E. to be held on Thursday 12th July, 1.30-3.00pm
Committee Room 17, House of Commons

AGENDA

Business Meeting

1. Welcome by the Chairman, Dr Des Turner MP
2. Apologies for absence
3. Minutes of the last meeting,
4. Matters Arising.

Annual General Meeting

1. Election of Chairman
2. Election of Vice-Chairs, Secretary and Treasurer

Business Meeting (continued)

6. Update on development of NHS clinical service programme for ME/CFS: Dr Terry Mitchell, regional clinical champion for ME/CFS in the East of England.
7. Possible adjournment debate (John Bercow MP)
8. Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Bill – the implications for ME (via Di Newman, Peterborough ME and CFS Self-Help Group)
9. Any Other Business
10. Date of Next Meeting

Please note: We have an outstanding invitation to the Department of Health for one of their ministers to attend the meeting to speak on the NHS services programme. If a Minister is able to accept, the Chairman will need to re-arrange this Agenda.

ENDS

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