HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
We are a national charity and work closely with HCPs in the NHS and social care services, so they can be better equipped to provide appropriate care and support to people with ME/CFS.
ME/CFS presents as an acute illness – often following an infection – that can then become chronic with a devastating effect on functional ability and quality of life.
ME/CFS is classified by the WHO ICD-11 as a post-viral fatigue syndrome and defined as being a disease of the nervous system. This is accepted by the NHS in each of the devolved countries and by the UK Government. The NHS digital classification system (SNOMED-CT) also recognises this classification.
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- Clinical & Research Guide – Free for healthcare professionals
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Dialogues of a neglected illness
This is an excellent project supported by the Wellcome Public Engagement Fund. It includes commentary from leading clinical and research experts – including Dr Charles Shepherd from the ME Association – as well as people who live with ME/CFS.
To see more on Dialogues for ME/CFS visit their site here and below are 3 of their videos showing aspects of the illness.
CPD Training Module:
StudyPRN in association with Dr Nina Muirhead, the CFS/ME Research Collaborative and the ME Association, have produced a FREE online training course composed of 10 clinical cases that will assess your knowledge of ME/CFS. You’ll be awarded 1-hour CPD credit upon successful completion.