GP Referrals – NHS Hospitals & ME/CFS Specialist Services

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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.

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“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 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.

ME CONNECT HELPLINE

0344 576 5326

Available every day of the week between these times: 10am - 12noon, 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm.

Calls cost the same as other standard landline numbers (starting 01 or 02). If you have a call package for your landline or mobile phone then calls will normally come out of your inclusive minutes.