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New elearning on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

Vanessa Bassnett, 23 May 2024
New elearning on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

Healthcare professionals, carers and anyone interested in increasing their understanding of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) can access a new elearning resource.

This e-learning programme has been developed in collaboration with patient groups and the Department of Health and Social Care and aims to enhance knowledge and support for individuals living with ME/CFS.

Session one aims to provide an overview suitable for all clinicians, MDT, service users, families, support providers.

The programme also aims to:

  • highlight the variability in patient experiences and the impact on individuals and their families
  • encourage the adoption of a multidisciplinary approach to patient care
  • highlight the importance of pacing, symptom management, and supportive networks

There will be three sessions released, each with a different focus.

The first session, Introduction to ME/CFS is accessible to all and is an introduction to the complex nature of ME/CFS. The session explains what ME/CFS is, discusses the potential causes and diagnostic challenges and provides an overview of possible management strategies.

The second and third sessions will be published soon and are aimed at primary and secondary care clinicians. They focus on the management of ME/CFS, treatment recommendations and pharmacological solutions.

It is estimated that over 250,000 people in the UK are living with myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Despite these figures, there are still many misconceptions around ME/CFS, and the patients suffer from prolonged diagnosis and stigma.

For more information and to access the sessions, please visit the programme page.

 

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