Important development from the DWP regarding ME/CFS

In response to Professor Hooper's correspondence with the Department of Works and Pensions regarding their classification of ME/CFS and their failure to address the issues, the Countess of Mar contacted Lord Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform.

The Countess of Mar has received a reply which can be seen at the first link below. 

This significant letter states: “... I can be clear that the DWP does not classify CFS/ME as a mental health disorder”. Lord Freud also unreservedly apologised to Professor Hooper: “... let me apologise unreservedly for the handling of Professor Hooper’s correspondence”. 

http://www.meactionuk.org.uk/Freud-reply-to-Mar.pdf 

To view Professor Hooper's correspondence with the DWP please see here:http://www.meactionuk.org.uk/Responses-from-the-DWP.htm