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Dr Sarah Myhill and that 'witch-hunt'
Dr Sarah Myhill is evidently a doctor who cares passionately about her work and about people's health. She is highly motivated to help and empower us to keep ourselves well and to make us better if we are sick. For her pioneering work treating patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) aka myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), she has become a heroine to many of them. There are heartfelt testimonials on various internet fora from people she has helped — mostly CFS sufferers who hadn't been helped by the NHS and who were desperate enough to turn to a private doctor with a website containing some highly questionable assertions about a range of health issues. I've no reason to doubt the sincerity of the stories of recovery from grateful patients. Those telling them demand to know why the only doctor who has actually helped them is being investigated by the General Medical Council (GMC) and faces losing her licence. Yesterday Dr Myhill attended a hearing of the GMC's Interim Orders Panel in