Legal Countdown to Judicial Review CFS / ME NICE Guidelines

LEGAL COUNTDOWN TO JUDICIAL REVIEW CFS/ME NICE GUIDELINES

39 DAYS. NO ANSWER. COVER UP.

What has NICE done with the ME/CFS Stakeholder biomedical evidence?
Why does NICE CEO Andrew Dillon refuse to publish?
Would you like answers from NICE?

* Dillon Exposed – CFS/ME NICE Guidelines
http://tinyurl.com/2tayz5
* CFS/ME NICE Guidelines – Legal Action Explored
http://tinyurl.com/29y6df
* One Click Response – NICE Guidelines
http://tinyurl.com/ygweub
Email NICE CEO Andrew Dillon at: Andrew.Dillon@nice.org.uk
[Andrew.Dillon(at)nice.org.u]
Telephone NICE CEO Andrew Dillon:
Direct Line +44(0)20 7067 5825.
Email NICE Chairman Michael Rawlins at: Michael.Rawlins@nice.org.uk
[Michael.Rawlins(at)nice.org.uk]
Contact these men. Make them do their legal duty to patients now!

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Legal Countdown To Judicial Review
CFS/ME NICE Guidelines
http://tinyurl.com/2j6z4g

Introduction

Due to the illegal malfeasance of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) over the production of the CFS/ME NICE Guidelines (http://tinyurl.com/ysxa8v) in August2007 and the current refusal of its CEO Andrew Dillon to abide by the NICE regulations, One Click initiates today the NICE Legal Countdown.

We will be publishing this Legal Countdown Header on material produced by the One Click website daily until NICE provides the information that it is its duty to do. NICE is a public body and it will be held accountable to its Stakeholders and the wider patient population in Britain.

Background

The One Click Group has been a Registered Stakeholder on the development of the CFS/ME NICE Guidelines for the last two and a half years. Please refer to the dedicated NICE Section of this website(http://tinyurl.com/yjq3hu ).

All the biomedical evidence on ME/CFS produced by Stakeholder One Click to inform the production of these Guidelines has gone unacknowledged, unrecorded and unpublished. NICE has contravened its very own regulations and has failed to act throughout in a collaborative and transparent manner as is laid out in its very own regulations.

Timeline

On the 22 August 2007 the CFS/ME NICE Guidelines were published and castigated by the majority of patients as unfit for purpose.
See the Full Version (http://tinyurl.com/ysxa8v )and Short Version (http://tinyurl.com/ysetnf ).

Simultaneous to the Guidelines being published 22 August 2007, selected Stakeholder comments on the development of these Guidelines were also published by NICE.

The biomedical evidence produced by Stakeholder One Click in its document The One Click Group Response – CFS/ME Draft NICE Guidelines (http://tinyurl.com/ygweub ) that provides the biomedical evidence over ME/CFS and that proves beyond doubt that the these Guidelines were produced by a documented process of unethical political and medical manipulation of due process was conspicuous by its absence.

On that date, we contacted NICE CEO Andrew Dillon and legitimately legally demanded that this document that NICE has had in its possession for over ten months be published by NICE.

Dillon immediately reached for his lawyers (http://tinyurl.com/36wakq) to buy himself time by claiming that this evidenced Stakeholder document was defamatory, that the patient testimonies contained therein would have to be obliterated by anonymisation and that the references and quotations contained in this document were unable to be independently verified. Since this document had been extensively legally checked by us prior to publication, this provided all on One Click with considerable amusement. Dillon maintained that subsequent to legal consultation, it was NICE’s intention to publish a bastardised and censored version of this document on the 29 August.

Dillon missed his own deadline. Under pressure from One Click, Dillon wrote to us again (http://tinyurl.com/2wblq5) on 31 August attempting to buy more time with legal advice and claiming that any publication of the One Click document would be taking place by the middle of September.

The incompetent Andrew Dillon then missed his own self-proclaimed second deadline AGAIN and has got his knickers in such a knot that he is currently refusing to answer all correspondence. We now publish the One Click letter in full:

BY ROYAL MAIL RECORDED DELIVERY

26 September 2007

Mr. Andrew Dillon
CEO
NICE
MidCity Place
71 High Holborn
London WC1V 6NA
Dear Mr. Dillon

I am writing to place on the record the concern of ourselves and our solicitors at the NICE refusal to publish The One Click Group Stakeholder Response to the CFS/ME NICE Guidelines document that has been in your possession for the last ten months.

You stated that subsequent to consultation with your solicitors, this document would be published by you by the middle of September. We are now coming up to the end of this month and despite repeated request for publication date information, you are currently refusing to respond to all correspondence.

We require proper answer to the following questions:

1. Would you please advise as to when NICE is planning to publish in full The One Click Group Stakeholder Response document?

2. Would you please advise where the list of declared interests of members of the CFS/ME Guidelines Development Group is located?

3. Would you please advise how much taxpayer’s money NICE is spending on legal bills to prevent full publication of The One Click Group Stakeholder document?

Due to your extended prevarication and refusal to answer recent correspondence, unless we hear from you with immediate effect, we will escalate this matter to The One Click Group website where we will initiate a daily NICE countdown publishing your personal contact details and those of yourcolleagues asking you to provide the information that it is your duty to do. NICE is a public body and it will be held accountable to its Stakeholders and the wider population in Britain.

We look forward to hearing further from you by return.

With best wishes
Jane Bryant
Director
The One Click Group

Cc. Michael Rawlins, NICE Chairman
Dr Mercia Page – Clinical Director, Clinical Practice
Saunders Solicitors LLP

This appalling and illegal NICE malfeasance brings us yet another step closer to legal challenge by Judicial Review.  A Judicial Review is a challenge to the way in which a decision has been made, rather than the rights and wrongs of the conclusion reached. It is not concerned with the conclusions of that process and whether those were ‘right’,  as long as the correct procedures have been followed. The One Click document provides the incontrovertible evidence of how NICE has failed throughout to adopt the correct procedures and this is why NICE CEO Andrew Dillon and his colleagues are so terrified of what we, the ME/CFS community, has produced through formal due process.

We will keep all our readers and contributors informed as this Legal Countdown evolves. What is being done by the  psychiatric lobby via government dictat in the UK will have a domino effect on all ME/CFS labelled and Lyme Borreliosis  patients right around the world.

Please help us to help you.

The One Click Group

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LEGAL COUNTDOWN TO JUDICIAL REVIEW CFS/ME NICE GUIDELINES
http://tinyurl.com/2j6z4g

39 DAYS. NO ANSWER. COVER UP.

What has NICE done with the ME/CFS Stakeholder biomedical evidence?
Why does NICE CEO Andrew Dillon refuse to publish?
Would you like answers from NICE?

* Dillon Exposed – CFS/ME NICE Guidelines
http://tinyurl.com/2tayz5
* CFS/ME NICE Guidelines – Legal Action Explored
http://tinyurl.com/29y6df
* One Click Response – NICE Guidelines
http://tinyurl.com/ygweub
Email NICE CEO Andrew Dillon at: Andrew.Dillon@nice.org.uk
[Andrew.Dillon(at)nice.org.uk]
Telephone NICE CEO Andrew Dillon:
Direct Line +44(0)20 7067 5825.
Email NICE Chairman Michael Rawlins at: Michael.Rawlins@nice.org.uk
[Michael.Rawlins(at)nice.org.uk]
Contact these men. Make them do their legal duty to patients now!

This information is available on THE ONE CLICK GROUP website

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