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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Volume 501: debated on Thursday 26 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if his Department will consider the merits of inclusion of the therapeutic strategy of pacing as part of the treatment packages offered by specialist chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalopathy services. (300271)

It is the responsibility of health professionals, working in conjunction with the wishes of individual patients, to use their clinical judgement to decide on the most appropriate treatment package for those living with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME).

Detailed guidelines on the treatment and diagnosis of CFS/ME were published by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in August 2007.