Carol Monaghan

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Carol Monaghan MP is a Scottish National Party member of the UK Parliament, representing Glasgow North West.[1]

I think that when the full details of the trial become known, it will be considered one of the biggest medical scandals of the 21st century.2 — Carol Monaghan MP, 'PACE Trial: People with ME, House of Commons Hansard Debate, Feb 20, 2018

Committees[edit | edit source]

Carol Monaghan was appointed to the UK Parliament Science and Technology Committee in 2017.[2] She has used her political position to advocate for better research and treatment for ME.

Parliamentary debates and business[edit | edit source]

Carol Monaghan MP - Children with ME. Appropriate ME Treatment debate, Jan 24th 2019.
Carol Monaghan MP has led three UK Parliamentary debates in Westminster.

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Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs)[edit | edit source]

On Wednesday 27 March 2019, Carol Monaghan MP asked the Prime Minister, Theresa May, about children with ME and the refusal of GET leading to child protection proceedings. The Prime Minster said she was not aware of the issue but would ask the responsible Minister to look into it [8].

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  1. Scottish National Party (Sep 4, 2018). "Carol Monaghan". Scottish National Party. Retrieved Jan 25, 2019. 
  2. "Membership - Science and Technology Committee". UK Parliament. Retrieved Jan 28, 2019. 
  3. "PACE Trial: People with ME - Hansard". hansard.parliament.uk. Volume 636. UK Parliament Hansard. Feb 20, 2018. Retrieved Oct 29, 2018. 
  4. Monaghan, Carol; Morgan, Nicky; Hopkins, Kelvin; Pound, Steve (Oct 30, 2018). "Backbench Business Committee - EXTRACT". parliamentlive.tv. Retrieved Oct 30, 2018. 
  5. Hansard (Jan 25, 2019). "Appropriate ME Treatment - UK Parliament". hansard.parliament.uk. Retrieved Jan 25, 2019. 
  6. "The ME Show with Gary Burgess - Carol Monaghan". buzzsprout.com. May 21, 2018. 
  7. "Carol Monaghan - MP for Glasgow North West". www.facebook.com. The House (Print). Jul 6, 2018. Retrieved Oct 29, 2018 – via FaceBook - Carol Monaghan - MP for Glasgow North West. 
  8. MP  🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿, Carol Monaghan (Mar 27, 2019). "It is deeply disturbing that children who are extremely ill with #ME are being subjected to child protection proceedings. Watch my question to the PM on this issue.pic.twitter.com/h1aLXO02Na". @CMonaghanSNP. Retrieved Apr 15, 2019. 
  9. Parliament Live TV, Parliament Live TV (Feb 20, 2018). "The PACE trial and its impact on people living with ME | Second parliament debate on the PACE trial". facebook.com. Carol Monaghan. Retrieved Jan 25, 2019. 
  10. "Carol Monaghan: We must change perceptions of the debilitating illness ME". PoliticsHome.com. The House. Jun 18, 2018. Retrieved Oct 29, 2018. 

PACE trial - A controversial study which claimed that CBT and GET were effective in treating "CFS/ME", despite the fact that its own data did not support this conclusion. Its results and methodology were widely disputed by patients, scientists, and the peer-reviewed scientific literature.

myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

graded exercise therapy (GET) - A gradual increase in exercise or activity, according to a pre-defined plan. Focuses on overcoming the patient's alleged unhelpful illness beliefs that exertion can exacerbate symptoms, rather than on reversing physical deconditioning. Considered controversial, and possibly harmful, in the treatment or management of ME. One of the treatment arms of the controversial PACE trial.

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