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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Young People

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 13731, tabled on 7 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will provide additional support for young people suffering with ME.

Answered on

17 June 2022

Health services for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), including those for young people, are commissioned locally by clinical commissioning groups. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) updated its guideline on ME/CFS in October 2021 and published an implementation statement in May 2022. The guideline provides advice on diagnosis and support to manage ME/CFS, including for children and young people.

On 12 May 2022, we announced the intention to develop a cross-Government delivery plan on ME/CFS. We are working with other departments and stakeholders to review support for young people with ME/CFS and will consider any additional measures.