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Tuesday 19 February 2019
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About our service - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)

Salford Royal Foundation Trust CFS/ME Service is a specialist NHS Service aimed at meeting the needs of people from 18 years of age who have a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also referred to as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).


There is a Multidisciplinary Team based here at Salford Royal that includes Specialist Medical Consultants, Physiotherapists and Clinical Psychologists. The team offers an outpatient service Monday to Friday.


The service aims to:

  • Help you gain an understanding of CFS/ME
  • Support you to gain a range of coping strategies and skills to better manage your symptoms
  • Reduce any distress and disability that you are experiencing
  • Improve your quality of life


We approach treatment for CFS in a holistic manner. This means exploring both the physical and psychological aspects of your illness.


Treatment

There is no specific single medical treatment for CFS/ME. Many different treatments have been suggested but there is a good evidence base for management strategies, which enable people to control their fatigue and improve their activity levels by addressing how energy is used and managing other factors which impact upon fatigue. National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Graded Exercise Therapy (GET).