Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Exercise

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st July 2020.

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Photo of Olivia Blake Olivia Blake Labour, Sheffield, Hallam

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the NICE guidance on chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis will be updated to remove graded exercise in response to the increasing numbers of patients with fatigue symptoms after a diagnosis of covid-19.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Holding answer received on 13 July 2020

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline on chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis is currently being updated. All current recommendations will be subject to review. NICE plans to consult on the updated guidance in autumn this year.

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