well.... I dont know what to think really, but one thing i feel sure of & that is that EC would not be leaving a position of status & influence if it werent to go to a position of higher status & influence, so i'm actually rather troubled by what she will do next. Worrying for the children of our community & indeed for us all Also this - "build on the momentum created by the Institute of Medicine in the US by securing a high-level report on the illness and research in the UK" concerns me greatly. Greatly greatly greatly. The people in charge in the UK are BPSers, their grip is still very firm & when i read the above sentence about such a report from the CMRC i hear "we as BPSers are sick of the IOM report being trotted out by patients & advocates to discredit our work, so we're going to supersede it with our own which will carry more weight here because it'll be British, & we'll have control over what it says, so that'll get rid of the IOM thorn in our sides". Who's going to do the report? The Royal College of Physicians (with SW at the helm)?.... or the RC of Psychiatry?.... or ???? I cant think of any Body i'd trust, esp since i suspect the NICE report will end up at least as bad as the one we have now. Indeed. Lets hope the other CP was an error & it is in fact Chris Pointing, otherwise...... And a James Lind partnership is all very wellin theory, as long as they dont use AFME to represent the 'patient' part of the partnership... like they usually do. We'll see. I dont want to be negative, but am heartily sick of getting my hopes up only to discover it was nothing more than flowery words & that things will be the same or worse than they were before. Dont trust the CMRC as far as i could throw em, despite having some great individuals involved. As @Jonathan Edwards says, if the biobank team etc were to become involved then i'd feel encouraged. But for now I'm afraid I'll just wait & see. I dont like sucker punches, so i'll stay wary.