Monthly Archives: September 2015

Dr Helen Greig, ME GP Champion Manx radio interview

Dr Helen Greig, our GP Champion, was interviewed on Manx Radio on 10th of September. The text of the introduction is below, and an audio file of her interview is attached.

A visit to the Isle of Man next week by a UK expert in ME – or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – could prove a landmark event.

It’s thought around 350 local residents have the condition – but many suffer in silence.

Lack of an on-Island specialist and sometimes poor understanding about the condition among GPs, have been largely to blame.

Next Wednesday (16 September) Dr Charles Shepherd, adviser to the UK ME Association, will give a public presentation – for those with the condition and their families.

Earlier this year, Dr Helen Greig from the Promenade Medical Centre in Douglas was appointed ‘GP Champion’ for the Island.

Her first job was to assess the current service. So what did she discover:

Pot point: 3′ 13″ Out: do more for them

BACK: Dr Helen Greig

And Dr Shepherd’s talk is in Wednesday, September 16 at
Onchan Methodist Church on Main Road in Onchan.

We’ll hear more from Dr Shepherd himself in the programme next week.

Dr Charles Shepherd’s presentation on ME

Wed 16 Sept, 1.00pm

Onchan Methodist Church, Main Road, Onchan

Presentation by

Dr Charles Shepherd

 Medical Advisor to the M.E. Association in England

This is a once only chance to meet Dr Charles Shepherd, leading expert and campaigner for the better treatment of ME sufferers. Please pass this on to family and friends. 

 While Dr Shepherd is on the Island he will be giving a training demonstration to all GP’s and meeting key people in the Government. 

Everyone welcome. This is of interest to M.E. sufferers, friends and family, carers, medical professionals. There will be a chance to meet him and chat after the presentation.

Do you want services to be improved?

The more people attend the meeting, the stronger our voice on your behalf.

                                 Celia Marshall. 16 Banks Howe, Onchan. IM3 2ET 621925 celia@manx.net