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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Medical Treatments

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 231934, tabled on 13 March 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with NICE on issuing an interim warning on the potential dangers of graded exercise therapy (GET) as a treatment for ME, prior to issuing its revised guideline in October 2020.

Answered on

21 March 2019

The Department has had no such discussions. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is an independent body and is responsible for developing its guidance in accordance with its published methods and processes. NICE takes into account the best available evidence in determining whether to recommend a treatment.

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