The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has provided an important framework of clinical recommendations about ME/CFS for use by health and social care services in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
The devolved nations determine the extent to which the recommendations are adopted, and while Scotland recognises the NICE guideline, it hasn’t embraced it to the extent we might have liked. The ME/CFS specialist services network in England has not been replicated elsewhere, restricting secondary referral options for a lot of people. We hope this situation will now change and that health and social care services will be more appropriate and accessible to anyone with ME/CFS.
In this FREE booklet we have provided essential extracts from the DRAFT GUIDELINE that will help you to understand the help and support that should be available from your local health and social care services. The booklet will be updated when the FINAL VERSION of the guideline is published.
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- Access the full draft NICE clinical guideline ME/CFS.
The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.
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