Online clinic on CFS/Fibromyalgia/ME
From 14 - 20 August 2013 NHS Choices and talkhealth teamed up with ME Association, Action for ME, AYME (Association of Young People with ME), CFS Research Foundation, FibroAction and Fibromyalgia Association UK to present an Online Clinic on CFS/Fibromyalgia/ME. The clinic is now only open for viewing.
Clinical experts answered questions about issues surrounding CFS, Fibromyalgia and ME and you can read the questions and answers in this clinic by clicking the blue ‘Go to this Online Clinic’ button above.
Please also check our list of future clinic dates here.
Action for M.E. is the leading UK charity for people affected by M.E. It is led by people with M.E., for people with M.E. Our recently published Statement of strategic intent sets out a bold and ambitious agenda for change.
We offer support through our Welfare Rights Line, Online M.E. Centre, booklets and factsheets, membership magazine, e-newsletters, and online forums. We drive and invest in biomedical research, and work collaboratively towards our mission of empowering people with M.E. to fulfil their potential and secure the care and support they need.
The Association of Young People with ME is a UK charity that provides information, guidance and support for children and young people up to 26 who have ME/CFS. AYME is also here to help and support parents, carers and professionals in health, education and social care.
Formed in 1996, AYME employs a small number of people, and all direct services are run by volunteers, who have ME. The AYME website features some of the wealth of information and experience we have available, including features on health, education and real life accounts from young people with ME/CFS.
CFS Research Foundation
The CFS Research Foundation exists to support high quality research aimed at understanding the basis of CFS/ME and its treatment. In the twenty-one years since it was launched, under the guidance of its Research Committee which consists of scientists pre-eminent in their fields, it has funded research projects covering various aspects of the disease and has built up an impressive portfolio of papers published in distinguished journals. While gene research is at the top of its agenda, it is also undertaking research to combat pain which is sometimes severe and which is endured by some twenty-five per cent of suffers.
Fibromyalgia Association UK
FMA UK is a charity run by volunteers and aims to raise awareness of fibromyalgia (FM) and its impact.
We provide information for people with FM and medical professionals.
We assist with research projects whenever possible and attend discussions with NHS departments either as part of an umbrella organisation or alone.
The ME Association is the UK’s longest-established support and research charity for people with ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, their families and carers. The illness affects about 250,000 children and adults in the UK.
The Association provides information and support through a quarterly magazine, website, numerous leaflets and our own clinical guidance booklet which was fully updated in May 2013. We also run ME Connect, the UK’s premier helpline for people with ME/CFS.