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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Health Services

Question for Department of Health

UIN 109997, tabled on 26 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will respond to Early Day Motion 271, entitled NICE guidelines on ME.

Answered on

3 November 2017

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance set outs best practice for clinicians on the diagnosis, treatment care and support of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis and supports commissioners to to plan services for local populations. The full guidance can be found at the following link:

www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg53

On 20 September 2017, NICE announced its decision to undertake a full update of the guidance. More information on this decision can be found at the following link:

www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg53/resources/surveillance-report-2017-chronic-fatigue-syndromemyalgic-encephalomyelitis-or-encephalopathy-diagnosis-and-management-2007-nice-guideline-cg53-pdf-5964455783941