by Sasha Nimmo Online public consultation on the second draft National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions is now open. This only happens once a decade so make your voice heard! A National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions is being developed by the Australian Government Department of Health in partnership with states and territories, under the auspice … Continue reading Input to the National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions
Ask the medical research council to fund research into ME and CFS, here's a letter template to send to the NHMRC.
by Sasha Nimmo In a radio interview with The Wire, Senator Scott Ludlam says Australia shouldn’t be funding research into totally inappropriate exercise regimes or therapy, “these remedies are actually counter-productive and dangerous”. The Wire, an Australian community radio current affairs program, also interviewed Emerge Australia’s president, Sally Missing, and ME patient Sasha Nimmo. The … Continue reading Australia shouldn’t fund ‘totally inappropriate’ CBT and GET
by Sasha Nimmo Senator asks medical research council about ‘remarkably small amount of funding since 2000’ and if they are funding graded exercise therapy (GET) or cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for ME and chronic fatigue syndrome. This is the third article in the series. Here is the first (November 2015) and the second (February 2016) Australia … Continue reading Australian Health Department pins its hopes on overseas research instead of funding our own
by Sasha Nimmo Most of the $2.4 million in research the government says is for ME or CFS is spent on research into psychology, exercise or for other conditions such as hepatitis C. No studies funded in a decade. This the second story in the series, here is the first. For Australia’s 94,000 people with … Continue reading Australian Health Department answers questions on ME