The ‘Information for GPs’ explains that a timely diagnosis can make a significant difference to a patient’s prognosis and experience of living with this condition. This webpage includes an ‘Introductory Guide to Fatigue Management’ 12 page leaflet which provides information for people who are experiencing chronic fatigue, and explains there are approximately 40 conditions that can cause fatigue. The leaflet gives details of some basic management strategies that may be of use, regardless of diagnosis.
The CFS/ME LMDT’s NICE Guidelines information has been updated -
Although NICE guidelines are currently being reviewed, they currently suggest that the most effective treatments are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help improve the way you feel about the condition, and Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) to gradually build up exercise tolerance and improve fatigue levels. The principles of these therapies underpin the treatment provided by the Worcestershire CFS/ME Service.
The CFS/ME LMDT Recovery And Management (RAM) Group Calendar has been updated. The Recovery And Management group is run on a bimonthly basis, and is open to anybody who has previously received treatment from the CFS/ME LMDT service and has now been discharged.
All sessions will be run by staff members of the Worcestershire CFS/ME service and are held on the last Wednesday of every other month at Ability House, St John's Campus, Henwick Grove, Worcester WR2 6AJ.
Please note that these are provisional topics are subject to change. Please contact 01684 612671 to confirm prior to attending.
- Coping with frustration, anger and other difficult feelings - 29th May 2019 2pm-4pm Ability House, Worcester
- Mindfulness - 31st July 2019 2pm-4pm Ability House, Worcester
- Overcoming cognitive problems - 25th September 2019 2pm-4pm Ability House, Worcester
- ‘Bring and share’ resources you have found helpful (books, courses, DVD’s etc) - 27th November 2019 2pm-4pm Ability House, Worcester
Worcestershire M.E. Social Group’s website includes NHS Worcestershire Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/M.E. Service information.