"Further to the piece on NHS services for ME patients (The Argus, December 14), in Sussex there are more than 6,000 adults and children affected by myalgic encephalopathy/ chronic fatigue syndrome, many of whom are virtually housebound.
ME is classified by the World Health Organisation as a neurological disorder and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has recently issued guidelines to the medical profession.
Most doctors these days recognise ME as a serious illness and do their best to treat and support patients.
However, the Primary Care Trusts of Sussex need to urgently provide funding to shore up and further develop the NHS Sussex-wide specialist service we help set up in 2005 and has dealt with more than 2,000 referrals. We can be reached on 01273 674828.
Sussex ME/CFS Society
Robin Dene, Brighton"