New doctors guidelines for severe ME

Gary Hart January 28, 2019

The Sussex ME Society works for the nearly 5,000 people in the county affected by Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFS) including many people from the LGBT communities here in Brighton and Hove.

Colin Barton
Colin Barton

THE charity is launching new guidelines for doctors that are caring for those who are most severely affected by the condition.

The document has been produced by the British Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME (BACME) and includes experienced clinicians involved in the diagnosis and management of patients with severe ME.

It is designed to help professionals dealing with those that are house or bedbound to feel able to better understand the condition, and find a way forward in managing the complex illness and improve the patients quality of life.

Colin Barton, chairman of the Sussex charity that is a member organisation of BACME said: “We welcome the publication of these guidelines as many doctors in the region are keen to know more about how they can help the most badly affected of their ME patients that are housebound, unable to mobilise without a wheelchair, or bedridden and dependent on others”

 The guidelines are available by calling 01273 674828 or click here: