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​Newly diagnosed booklet endorsed by NICE

January 11, 2016

Our latest booklet, Newly diagnosed with M.E./CFS, has been endorsed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Aimed at patients and professionals, the booklet provides information and advice about the diagnosis, symptoms and management of M.E. There is also guidance to help patients be an active partner in their own care, suggestions for questions to ask GPs, and information about existing guidelines for health professionals.

Sonya Chowdhury, Chief Executive, Action for M.E., says: “We’re delighted that our booklet for those newly diagnosed with M.E. has been endorsed by NICE. We created the booklet to empower people with M.E., setting out the information, support and signposting they need to make informed decisions about managing this complex and challenging condition. We hope that patients will share it with their GPs, and that GPs will share it with their colleagues.”

NICE provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. Its endorsement confirms that the booklet supports some of the recommendations relating to diagnosis, shared decision-making and general management in the NICE guideline for M.E./CFS.