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Multidisciplinary care

1.10.1 Provide care for people with ME/CFS using a coordinated multidisciplinary approach. Based on the person's needs, include access to health and social care professionals with expertise in the following as a minimum, with additional expertise depending on symptoms:

  • - medical assessment and diagnosis.
  • - developing personalised care and support plans.
  • - self-management strategies, including energy management.
  • - symptom management, including prescribing and medicines management.
  • - managing flare-ups and relapses.
  • - activities of daily living, including dental health.
  • - psychological, emotional and social wellbeing, including family and sexual relationships.
  • - diet and nutrition.
  • - mobility, avoiding falls and problems from loss of dexterity, including access to aids and rehabilitation services.
  • - social care and support.
  • - support to engage in work, education, social activities and hobbies.

1.10.2 Care for people whose ME/CFS is managed in primary care should be supported by advice and direct clinical consultation from an ME/CFS specialist team.

1.10.3 Give adults, children and young people with ME/CFS and their family or carers (as appropriate) a named contact in their primary care and/or ME/CFS specialist team to coordinate their care and support plan, help them access services and support them during periods of relapse.

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