Have you managed to write something @Hutan? I've decided I'm not comfortable sending the ANZMES template letter as it stands because of its inaccuracies and lack of sufficiently specific demands. But I do think letters to MPs are a good idea in principle so thought right, I'm going to write one myself - and promptly got bogged down in the morass of my own ignorance. I simply have no idea how politics and public service actually work behind the scenes. And I don't have the energy to do the requisite research. So I need some help here. While I have some personal gripes about how the system has treated me - who with ME hasn't - I don't want to make my letter about my individual case but about how PwME are treated up and down the country (though I may use my personal experience as an illustrative example if it happens to fit). I want to write a letter that makes a very specific demand that an MP has to respond to properly with some action rather than just with some words of sympathy and the excuse that it's all the fault of the current government (my local MPs are a couple of first-term opposition backbenchers). And herein lies my problem. What exactly can you ask an MP to actually do to change things? For example: More research funding would be good - but what power does parliament or an MP have to influence funding decisions? More - and better - medical education and continuing professional development would be good - but what power does parliament or an MP have to influence training institutes' decisions? And to force already practicing medical professionals to educate themselves? More home-based services would be good. In this case there are probably already theoretical entitlements that we get turned down for due to assessors' ignorance. What power does parliament or an MP have to force assessors to base their decisions on patient need rather than ignorant preconceptions? And I could go on but you get the point: I have no idea what to ask for. Any suggestions for specific, practical demands welcome. Also, would it make sense to ask for a parliamentary debate a la Scotland or Denmark? Would that that even be possible in our system? If so, what precise question/demand should we ask to be debated? To achieve what precise practical purpose?