New e-petition

This petition demands that the government instructs the DWP and ATOS to recognise Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as seriously debilitating illnesses as per the World Health Organisation's Tenth Revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10).

I don't know why the link isn't working here but if you cut and paste the url above, it will take you to the e-petition. There have been similar petitions before but this one is specifically demands that the govt instructs DWP and ATOS to recognise Fibro and CFS.

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  • This petition is not the first of it's kind but it is the only one of the govts own e-petitions with this topic at the moment. Furthermore, the wording of this epetition is quite specifically in that it demands of the govt to instruct DWP and ATOS etc etc. The govt includes health secretaries etc. More importantly, the opposition benches include those keeping an eye on what epetitions the govt chose to table.

  • signed and when you are (everyone else) perhaps sign the WOW petition too x

  • Thanks Peely - pardon my ignorance, but what's the WOW petition?

  • War on Welfare epetition No: 43154

    "We call for a Cumulative Impact Assessment of Welfare Reform, and a New Deal for sick & disabled people based on their needs, abilities and ambitions

    Responsible department: Department for Work and Pensions

    We call for:

    A Cumulative Impact Assessment of all cuts and changes affecting sick & disabled people, their families and carers, and a free vote on repeal of the Welfare Reform Act.

    An immediate end to the Work Capability Assessment, as voted for by the British Medical Association.

    Consultation between the Depts of Health & Education to improve support into work for sick & disabled people, and an end to forced work under threat of sanctions for people on disability benefits.

    An Independent, Committee-Based Inquiry into Welfare Reform, covering but not limited to: (1) Care home admission rises, daycare centres, access to education for people with learning difficulties, universal mental health treatments, Remploy closures; (2) DWP media links, the ATOS contract, IT implementation of Universal Credit; (3) Human rights abuses against disabled people, excess claimant deaths & the disregard of medical evidence in decision making by ATOS, DWP & the Tribunal Service."

  • How do I sign please?


  • Signed that one a while ago x

  • Signed and shared via Facebook and Twitter x also via private email x

  • Thanks mo x and Peely, I think I've signed that one.

  • Signed x

  • All done - other one already signed

  • Christine is that you???? Will sign asap! x

  • Yes Della i'ts me (sounds like a seance lol)

  • Ha! Hope you are well xxx

  • Signed, well done for posting this, the link worked perfectly for me, thanks


  • I signed the, but not received email. This happened when I signed another one two days ago. Does anyone know if my vote still counts. :)

  • I don't think your vote will count until you click the link on the email. Have you checked everything or maybe you have a different email to try with. Christine :)

  • Thanks for this - signed but not holding my breath x

  • Signed. xx

  • Signed x

  • signed xxx

  • signed

  • Thanks and please share anywhere you can think of. x

  • Signed xx

  • Thanks all. Just to avoid confusion, Lima is talking about a different petition which encompasses the whole welfare reform issue. I would recommend that everybody signs this too.

    The petition I put forward is specific to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and can be found at:

    Not to be a nuisance, but I will repost this every few weeks for new people.

    Thanks for all your support.


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