Off the PACE and not NICE

Here is a video of a lecture I gave in Belfast just before COVID, entitled “Off the PACE and not NICE: Challenges with Evidence in ME/CFS.”

The lecture was part of a conference organised by Hope 4 ME & Fibro NI (kudos to Joan McParland and team). It hasn’t been posted online before.

It provides a background to the problematic so-called evidence base for graded exercise therapy and CBT as treatments for ME/CFS, and pitches a firm message to the NICE review group, some of whose members were in attendance.

Next month, NICE — the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence — will release its much anticipated guideline for the management of  ME/CFS. The draft guideline was published back in November and was, to say the least, quite striking.

Popcorn at the ready then. Enjoy!

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