25% ME Group position statement on Lightning Process pilot study in children 8 to 18
Today, the 25% ME Group has issued a position statement on the Dr Esther Crawley led RNHRD NHS FT Bath / University of Bristol proposed pilot study into the feasibility of recruiting to a randomised controlled trial (RCT)comparing the Lightning Process with specialist medical care.
The Medical Advisors to the 25% ME Group are Dr Byron Hyde (Canada) and former UK NHS paediatrician, Dr Nigel Speight.
Whilst I welcome the issuing of this statement, it should be noted that the press release announcing the pilot study was issued over five and a half months ago.
According to information provided by University of Bristol Information Rights Officer and their Director of Legal Sevices, information on the study and the research protocol is anticipated to be published on the University of Bristol website by the end of this month.
This suggests that ethics approval for the pilot study may now have been obtained.
It is not known whether the 25% ME Group has or intends to make representations to any individual, institutions, organisations or bodies.
The document is heavily formatted and I will be posting a copy of the text, later. In the meantime a Word version of the group’s statement can be opened here: