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Care debate a fillip for ME sufferers

Ramsey MHK suggests harnessing technology

Sufferers of ME or chronic fatigue syndrome could be offered remote help and advice from UK specialists - by harnessing technology.

That's the suggestion from Ramsey MHK and GP Dr Alex Allinson, during a Keys exchange on diagnosis and treatment of the condition.

There are currently limited care options for ME patients in the Island - and no funding set aside for developing services.

However, a steering group has been tasked with drawing-up a care pathway - and funding could follow next year. 

Dr Allinson told the Keys telemedicine could be used to link patients with a range of agencies in the UK.

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