The Board considered a report from Healthwatch Leicestershire which presented the findings of the ‘It’s not in my head’ report. This gave the views, opinions and experiences of individuals with Fibromyalgia from across the country. A copy of the report marked ‘Agenda Item 11’ is filed with these minutes.
Board members agreed that the condition was poorly understood by all, including GPs, and felt that the ‘top ten tips’ section of the report was very useful. Although the proposed media campaign around the condition was welcomed, it was suggested that this should be more targeted, focussing on symptoms and delivered through existing channels and services such as Local Area Co-ordinators and First Contact Plus.
(a) To receive the report, key findings and themes;
(b) To receive the ‘It’s not in my head!’ recommendations, outlined in the report;
(c) To note the Top 10 Tips contained within the report;
(d) To note the national profile of the work.