Chronic fatigue syndrome / Myalgic encephalomyelitis (CG53)
This guideline is about the care of people with chronic fatigue syndrome, which is also called myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy), in the NHS in England and Wales. Throughout this booklet we refer to the condition as CFS/ME for short. The booklet explains guidance (advice) from NICE (the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence). It is written for people with CFS/ME, and parents or carers of people with the condition. It may also be useful for other family members or for anyone with an interest in CFS/ME.
The guideline aims to help you understand the care and treatment options that should be available in the NHS.
NICE is currently finalising timings of clinical guideline reviews. We will be contacting stakeholders when the review date for ME/CFS has been agreed
This page was last updated: 13 February 2014
- Web format
- Quick reference guide (PDF)
- NICE Guideline (PDF)
- Full Guideline
- Syndrom blinder cronig/enseffalomyelitis (neu enseffalopathi) myalgig - deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
Information for the public
Consultation on review proposal with stakeholders: 01 November 2010 - 14 November 2010
Review decision date: March 2011
Following consultation with stakeholders this guideline has now been placed on the static list
Next review date: TBC
Implementation tools and resources
- Audit support
- Costing report
- Costing template
- Slide set
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / Myalgic encephalomyelitis: implementation advice
See this guidance in practice
The summary of the key recommendations in the guidance written for patients, carers and those with little medical knowledge and may be used in local patient information leaflets.
Quick Reference Guide
The quick reference guide presents recommendations for health professionals
The published NICE clinical guideline, contains the recommendations for health professionals and NHS bodies.
The published full clinical guideline for specialists with background, evidence, recommendations and methods used.