Countess of Mar

Countess of Mar

The Countess of Mar was an hereditary peer in the House of Lords and is a passionate campaigner on behalf of people affected by ME/CFS.

She Chairs Forward-ME ‘to promote effective joint working by ME and CFS organisations in order to improve recognition, understanding, research, management, support and information for everyone affected by ME/CFS.’


Dr Mike Cheshire

Clinical Vice President of the Royal College of Physicians 2007-10

Mike practised as a Consultant Physician in geriatric and general medicine from 1983 until his recent retirement. From 2009-2013 he was Medical Director for the North West Strategic Health Authority, and Secondary Care Clinician for Central Manchester CCG.

From 2007-2010, Mike was Clinical Vice President at the Royal College of Physicians. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of General Practitioners & American College of Physicians. He is clinical leader at the King’s Fund Patient & Family Centred Care Project, non executive director of Stockport Foundation Trust, and medical advisor to Broughton House in Salford, a charitably funded nursing home.

Mike is interested in a ‘whole person’ approach to patient care and says, ‘We should treat people who are ill and not just the disease’.