NICE guideline on CFS/ME published

The NICE clinical practice guideline on chronic fatigue syndrome / myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is published today, 22 August.

All versions of the guideline are available electronically from the NICE website.
A patient version is also available in hard copy from the NHS Response Line on 0870 1555 455

Download the NICE CFS/ME guideline

Chronic fatigue syndrome / Myalgic encephalomyelitis
Chronic fatigue syndrome / Myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy); diagnosis and management

Guidance type: Clinical guideline
Date issued: August 2007
Expected review date: TBA
Reference: CG53

Summary | Documents | Development history

Summary

This guideline is about the care of people with chronic fatigue syndrome, which is also called myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy), in the NHS in England and Wales. Throughout this booklet we refer to the condition as CFS/ME for short. The booklet explains guidance (advice) from NICE (the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence). It is written for people with CFS/ME, and parents or carers of people with the condition. It may also be useful for other family members or for anyone with an interest in CFS/ME.

The guideline aims to help you understand the care and treatment options that should be available in the NHS.Documents

For healthcare professionals

Chronic fatigue syndrome / Myalgic encephalomyelitis: NICE guideline
Chronic fatigue syndrome / Myalgic encephalomyelitis: NICE guideline (MS word format)
Chronic fatigue syndrome / Myalgic encephalomyelitis: Full guideline
Chronic fatigue syndrome / Myalgic encephalomyelitis: Full guideline, appendix 1
Chronic fatigue syndrome / Myalgic encephalomyelitis: Full guideline, appendix 2
Chronic fatigue syndrome / Myalgic encephalomyelitis: Full guideline, appendix 3
Chronic fatigue syndrome / Myalgic encephalomyelitis: Full guideline, appendix 4
Chronic fatigue syndrome / Myalgic encephalomyelitis: Quick reference guide

For patients, carers and the public

Chronic fatigue syndrome / Myalgic encephalomyelitis: Understanding NICE guidance PDF
Chronic fatigue syndrome / Myalgic encephalomyelitis: Understanding NICE guidance (MS word format)

Background information

2007/044 New NICE guideline to improve diagnosis and management of chronic fatigue syndrome in adults and children
2007/045 NICE recommends natalizumab for the treatment of multiple sclerosis

CG53 Chronic fatigue syndrome / Myalgic encephalomyelitis: Distribution list

Implementing this guidance

Any further information NICE has produced to help the NHS implement this guideline locally is linked to below:

None found

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