Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Young People

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th June 2022.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will provide additional support for young people suffering with ME.

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

Health services for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), including those for young people, are commissioned locally by clinical commissioning groups. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) updated its guideline on ME/CFS in October 2021 and published an implementation statement in May 2022. The guideline provides advice on diagnosis and support to manage ME/CFS, including for children and young people.

On 12 May 2022, we announced the intention to develop a cross-Government delivery plan on ME/CFS. We are working with other departments and stakeholders to review support for young people with ME/CFS and will consider any additional measures.

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