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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Service: UCLH

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The UCLH Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia service is based at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine. The consultant-led multi-disciplinary team consists of physicians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, cognitive behavioural psychotherapists and dietitians.  

The aims of the service are to diagnose the condition, help patients understand their condition, reduce distress and disability, improve quality of life and enable patients to develop helpful coping strategies to manage symptoms.

The main therapeutic interventions are guided self-management, in accordance with recent NICE guidelines (CFS/ME NG206, 2021, and chronic pain (NG193, 2021). Patients may receive individual or group appointments and both face-to-face and remote consultations.

Interventions may include: 

  • Occupational therapy (including energy management) 
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (for coping with chronic conditions) 
  • Physiotherapy (to maintain physical functioning and mobility) 
  • Mind-body exercise therapies such as yoga and tai chi 
  • Stress management approaches including mindfulness, autogenic training 
  • Sleep management 
  • Dietary advice and management 
  • Acupuncture (for chronic widespread muscle pain)

Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

  • Patients must be over 18 years of age
  • Able to attend hospital for appointments
  • Patients must be willing and able to engage in guided self-management

Exclusions

  • The service is exclusively outpatient-based and not suitable for bedbound patients, who should be referred for domiciliary rehabilitation
  • We do not accept referrals for patients with chronic fatigue caused by long Covid, who should be referred to long Covid services

How to refer

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Referral methods: e-Referrals

Specialty: Infectious Diseases

Clinic Type: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Locations

Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine

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Review date: Wednesday, 10 May 2023