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UK: Journalist wants accounts from PWME coerced into CBT/GET to get income protection payments

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Sasha, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The MEA is broadcasting this call for help from a journalist:

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    https://twitter.com/MEAssociation/status/927431823424196608


    For those not on FB, the MEA on FB said:

    Are you having problems with income protection policies? Can you help a journalist?

    If you are having problems with an income protection policy and are being told you must take part in a CBT and/or a GET management programme in order to qualify for payments, or for payments to be continued, and you would be willing to speak to a journalist who is investigating ICPs and ME/CFS please contact us.

    Email: admin@meassociation.org.uk.

    We will then pass your information to the journalist involved.

    Thank you.

    Dr Charles Shepherd
    Hon Medical Adviser, ME Association.​
     
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  2. Luther Blissett

    Luther Blissett Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thanks Sasha, is it just me or has there been an increase in the number of UK journalists interested in our thoughts recently?
     
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  3. TiredSam

    TiredSam Moderator Staff Member

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    That stock photo must be from the 1980s - there'll be a cassette tape in that dictaphone, I used to use one just like it - do I also see a pen and paper? Sends me harking back to my days working in an office just off Fleet Street, after all the journalists moved out and the lawyers moved in. I hope the digital revolution didn't passed this journalist by, I have a mental image of him grabbing his raincoat and rushing off for a meeting in the nearest pub to get his scoop.
     
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  4. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Is it possible to paste a contact for those not connected to face book?
     
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  5. Andy

    Andy Committee Member

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    The text of the Facebook post is
     
  6. Sasha

    Sasha Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Good idea! I've edited the OP.

    Edit: And crossed with Andy. :)
     

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