Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th December 2020.

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Photo of Marco Longhi Marco Longhi Conservative, Dudley North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if will he make an assessment of the potential merits of reclassifying (a) myalgic encephalomyelitis and (b) chronic fatigue syndrome as a disability.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Department, NHS England and NHS Improvement accept the World Health Organization’s classification of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis as a neurological condition of unknown origin, and therefore health and social care professionals are expected to manage it as such.

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