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UK - New chief medical officer/government adviser appointed, 2019

Discussion in 'Other health news and research' started by strategist, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. strategist

    strategist Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Maybe this will translate into greater sensitivity towards ME/CFS as this is the place of the ME/CFS Biobank.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-chief-medical-officer-appointed
     
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  2. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    I would hope so, but if he's already head of NIHR that funds most of the awful BPS ME research, it's not looking good. Universities are huge places, and one department might be completely unaware of the work of another. After all, Karl Morton and Michael Sharpe are both at Oxford. Couldn't get a greater contrast.
     
  3. It's M.E. Linda

    It's M.E. Linda Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    My twitter thread:

    https://twitter.com/user/status/1170263641242984448


    Email on my ‘to do’ list is to write to Biobank and check whether they have invited him for a walk about the labs.
     
  4. ladycatlover

    ladycatlover Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I have to say I'm not enthused by this...

    Even a few minutes' exercise is good for you, new guidelines state

    I did have a quick search in the actual document under the term "disabled" and found that word mentioned 23 times. All of them seemed very enthusiastic about exercise, with no suggestion it could be harmful or dangerous for anyone disabled. At least that was my reading of the bits I saw - don't have the time and patience to read a 66 page document on how fantastic exercise is for EVERYONE. :mad:
     
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  5. chrisb

    chrisb Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    We are governed by simpletons.
     
  6. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Physical activity guidelines: UK Chief Medical Officers' report
    https://assets.publishing.service.g...cal-officers-physical-activity-guidelines.pdf

    so it's GET for everyone now

    eta: this was done by Dame Sally Davies, not the new CMO
     
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  7. chrisb

    chrisb Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The Chief Medical Officers should clearly follow their own advice. they should go and take a running jump....

    They seem incapable of any analysis of the concepts of "risk" and "benefit" nor of specifying to whom the these concepts should apply.

    I don't suppose you get to be chief of anything by not following the "party line".
     
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  8. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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