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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Volume 495: debated on Wednesday 1 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment he has made of his Department's guidelines for the treatment of myalgic encephalopathy compared to international best practice; (283105)

(2) what recent representations he has received on the revision of treatment guidelines for myalgic encephalopathy issued to trusts by his Department.

The Department has not issued guidelines for the treatment of myalgic encephalopathy. Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis were published in 2007 by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. They would have responsibility for revising this guidance.