Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 25th November 2021.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure high standards of care by the NHS and other healthcare providers to those diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Services for those with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), are commissioned locally by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). CCGs are best placed to plan the provision of services subject to local need and ensure high standards of care are maintained.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) publishes guidelines on best practice for the care, treatment and support of patients. NICE published its updated guideline on the diagnosis and management of CFS/ME in adults and children on 29 October 2021.

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