§ Mrs. Currie
Since 1 September, there have been 12 letters from hon. Members on behalf of constituents and 23 letters from members of the public. All of these have been or will be assured that the National Health Service recognises and treats this disease. As the symptoms of myalgic encephalomyelitis resemble those of other forms of debilitating illness, it is not easy to diagnose single cases or draw up diagnostic guidance; nor is it the Department's policy to advise the medical profession on clinical practice.