Most people with M.E. are diagnosed and managed by their GP and members of the primary healthcare team. But there are times when you may need to be referred to a hospital specialist, or an ME/CFS Specialist Service, for advice on diagnosis, symptom and/or activity management.
“Most people with ME/CFS are diagnosed and managed – with varying degrees of success – by their general practitioner (GP) and members of the primary healthcare team.
“But there are times when you may need to be referred to a hospital specialist, or an ME/CFS referral service, for advice on either the diagnosis, or an aspect of management that is proving difficult…
“Having decided that a referral is either desirable or necessary, there are four possible routes to choose from and this leaflet discusses them all in-depth.”
Topics discussed in this leaflet, include:
- Referrals to an NHS consultant at a local hospital
- Referral to an NHS consultant in another area
- NHS ME/CFS Specialist Services in England
- Referral to private hospitals
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.
Please note this leaflet is a download. You can read it on-screen and save to your computer, phone or other device and can attach it to any email you might need to send. But you will need access to a printer if you wish it printed.