Judicial Review NICE Guideline in London UK – only 1 month to go!

Judicial Review NICE Guideline in London UK – only 1 month to go!



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Circulated by Annette Barclay

12 January 2009

On February the 11th & 12th, there will be a Judicial Review into the NICE Guideline for CFS/ME at the High Court in London.

It’s only a month until then!

I’ve had a lot of emails from people asking what they can do to help.

Here are some ideas.

Come to court for one or both of the days. Turning up for the judicial review will make a difference.

  • Have you contacted your local group leader to see if other people are going? It may be possible to get a ride to London from other people in your support group.
  • Why not hire a mini-bus or people carrier for one or both of  the days and organise people from your area?
  • Have you checked to see if there are any cheap rail fares to London for one or both days?
  •  Have you booked a hotel for a night or two?
  • Can you offer a seat to someone else from your area? Contact your local group and see who would like to come with London with you.

Information on transport, parking and hotels around the Royal Courts of Justice and Hotels can be found in this website


(look on the right hand column under “Hotels and Parking”)

If you cannot get to the hearing why not help your local group organise transport, parking or accommodation for those who need it.

You could also consider making a donation to send other people.

  • Do you have a family member who could attend the court to represent you? If they need to ask for leave (from work) they may need to do so now. Even if they can “only” come to the court for a morning or an afternoon it will help.
  • Can you offer a bed for the night for people travelling to London
  • Can you act as a Steward on one of the days (to help people find their way who are coming to the court)

Please do not hesitate to contact me on this address if you can help out at all. We really do need all the help we can get to make this a success.


Kindest regards to all from,

Annette Barclay

(unofficial Supporter of the Judicial Review) www.nicemecourt.co.uk



For information about this Judicial Review and copies of NICE JR related documents by Margaret Williams go to:


For a document setting out what a Judicial Review is, what it is not, and how it works see: 


Please note that ME agenda site has no connection with either of the two legal cases involved.  All enquiries about the Judicial Review, including media enquiries, should be directed to the legal firms concerned or to the High Court, as appropriate.  Members of the ME community and their advocates planning to attend the Court hearing or who are able to offer assistance should direct enquiries about arrangements to the web master of the NICE JR Supporters’ website.

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