Ian Gibson

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Doctor Ian Gibson is a British doctor who was a member of Parliament for Norwich North from 1997 to 2009. He has long been a supporter of patient advocacy and is associated with the charity Invest in ME serving both as the Chair and a member of the Research Advisory Board.

Gibson Inquiry[edit | edit source]

Dr Gibson chaired the Gibson Inquiry into CFS/ME. It published its findings in November 2006.[1]

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

Books[edit | edit source]

Gibson Inquiry[edit | edit source]

  • 2006, Inquiry into the status of CFS / M.E. and research into causes and treatment (The Gibson Report)[8](Full text)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Inquiry into the status of status of CFS / M.E. and research into causes and treatment
  2. http://www.investinme.eu/IIMEC1.shtml
  3. http://www.investinme.eu/IIMEC2.shtml
  4. http://www.investinme.eu/IIMEC7.shtml
  5. http://www.investinme.eu/IIMEC8.shtml
  6. http://www.investinme.eu/IIMEC10.shtml
  7. http://www.investinme.eu/IIMEC11.shtml
  8. Group on Scientific Research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (November 2006). "Inquiry into the status of CFS / M.E. and research into causes and treatment (The Gibson Report)" (PDF). Retrieved Oct 14, 2018. There is great dispute over the findings and beliefs of Professor Simon Wessely. Many patient groups believe Wessely and his colleagues are responsible for maintaining the perception that ME is a psychosocial illness. Wessely gave up the research side of his work possibly due to extreme harassment he received from a very small fringe section of the ME community.
    There is conflicting evidence available regarding Wessely’s true opinions. The Group invited Wesseley to speak at an Oral Hearing, however he declined the offer and sent his colleagues Dr Trudie Chandler and Dr Anthony Cleare... Wessely did not submit a written piece to the Inquiry, however in a letter to the Inquiry he did set out his belief that CFS/ME has a biological element which needs further research and investigation.
     

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