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Informing professional practice - Learn about M.E. Webinar

February 22, 2022

Action for M.E. is hosting a webinar on M.E./CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) for anyone working in social care or social work at 1:30 on Thursday 17th of March 2022. We have been working in partnership with other M.E. charities to inform the practice of healthcare professionals through the Learn about ME project.

Webinar Guest

We are looking for someone working in social care or social work who would be interested in being a guest on a webinar and/or a podcast that offered information to other professionals on how best to support people with M.E. This information will also apply to long Covid as there is a crossover of symptoms. The webinar will be an hour-long with a half-hour question and answer session. A prior planning meeting with the host will be about an hour’s commitment.

You will join Dr Nina Muirhead, who is a Specialty Doctor in Dermatology Surgery in the NHS. Nina became unwell with ME in 2016 and has used her experience to work in partnership to create a CPD module in M.E./CFS for GPs and allied health professionals. Through our work on Learn about M.E., it is now complemented by our Learn about M.E. podcast series. We hope to complement this webinar with a podcast for this series.

This illness is often misunderstood and not recognised. The physical symptoms of M.E. can be as disabling as multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, congestive heart failure and other chronic conditions.Other research shows that people with M.E. score lower overall on health-related quality of life tests than most other chronic conditions. (Hvidberg 2015)

Expected learning outcomes of the webinar

  • To be aware of the characteristic symptoms of M.E./CFS and understand how this affects daily life.
  • To be able to identify and apply practical measures that will enhance planning and delivering care services and support.
  • To have an overview of potential adjustments needed in service delivery to avoid exacerbation of symptoms and sensitivities.
  • To be aware of the need for person-centred care and planning.
  • To understand the fluctuating nature of the illness and the impact of post-exertional malaise (PEM.)
  • To be able to signpost to self-management resources and support.

Get in touch with if you are interested in being part of this webinar/and or podcast, or If you have any questions about the webinar. Don't forget to register your place today. A recording of the webinar will be shared with you with the email address you register with.