To develop further the UK Centre of Excellence for ME research base that will further develop the strategy of translational biomedical research, facilitate clinical trials and toolfacilities to improve training of healthcare staff. This would act as a European hub for high-quality research into ME.
Situation People with ME need fundamental research into the disease. The current status of services for people with ME is poor and no treatments are available. Biomedical research will facilitate development of treatments as well as improving early and correct diagnosis. The severely affected ME patients are mostly ignored by healthcare services. Only a strategy of biomedical research with European collaboration can resolve this and a Centre of Excellence can only be created with continued fund
Developing research at a Centre would facilitate correct examinations using modern diagnostic and clinical protocols. Follow-up examinations would provide all patients with a service/possible treatments. The Centre would perform translational biomedical research into ME using state-of-the-art research techniques and apply results from research more swiftly to patients. The Centre would be a UK/European hub for research. By locating in a research park then all facilities are already available.