This post is copied and following posts moved from this thread: NICE pauses publication of updated ME/CFS guideline hours before publication was due - 17th August 2021 Other threads discussing Dr Hammond: Spoonseeker blog: A (Second) Letter to Dr Phil Hammond Dr Phil Hammond - Health Revolution tour 2018 NICE Annual Conference 2019: "Transforming care" ________________ Not a recommendation. In this morning's print edition of the Sunday Times (News Review, page 26) and online edition: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/...ve-got-no-chance-against-long-covid-v7s9hg9dr If we can't agree on ME, we've got no chance against long Covid We need to stop quibbling over guidelines and treat patients on a case by case basis, says Dr Phil Hammond Dr Phil Hammond | Sunday August 22 2021, 12.01am, The Sunday Times The publication of guidelines by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (Nice) should be a time of hope, and perhaps excitement. We need to know what the best available treatments for any disease are based on meticulous analysis of the evidence from trials and patient testimonies. The most recent guidance for ME/CFS — myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome, my medical specialism — was published 14 years ago. We were due an update last week. It should have been timely — not just for the 250,000 people in the UK suffering the illness, but the million people with the disabling and strikingly similar symptoms of long Covid. Alas, Nice paused publication, explaining it had “not been able to produce a guideline that [is supported by all. This suggests patients and professionals don't all agree. So what next? I have worked with young people (19 and under) with ME/CFS for a decade...] (...) We all need to work together and embrace differences pf opinion and strategy. More research and better services are clearly needed. Let's start by publishing the Nice [sic] guidance, even if we don't all agree on all of it... ---------------- I could feel my BP going up when I got to the word "quibbling".