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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / ME Specialist Clinic

Hillingdon Chronic Fatigue Service provides diagnosis, assessment and treatment for patients with mild to moderate Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME). This service is delivered by a multidisciplinary team which includes a clinical psychologist, occupational therapist and physiotherapist, and supported by an assistant psychologist and service administrator. Medical diagnostic screening appointments are offered by a consultant neurologist on a locum basis.

Once a diagnosis of CFS/ME has been confirmed, further assessment and treatment is provided. The assessment framework and intervention strategies delivered are in line with NICE guidelines for the management of CFS/ME and follow a symptom-management framework, incorporating elements of graded exercise therapy (GET), activity management and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) principles.

Treatment is offered either in a group or individual format. The intervention programmes delivered as part of this service aim to teach patients the skills to self-manage their symptoms of chronic fatigue, and patients are strongly encouraged to continue these self-management skills on a long-term basis and beyond the end of the intervention received from the service.

Address:
Greenacres Centre, The Hillingdon Hospital, Pield Heath Road, Uxbridge, UB8 3NN
Umbrella org:
Central North West London Mental Health NHS Trust
Area serviced:
Harrow, Hillingdon, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington, Chelsea & Westminster, Brent, Ealing and Hounslow
Contact name:
Renuka Mahabeer
Job title:
CFS/ME Service Administrator
Telephone:
01895 279 374
Fax:
01895 279 046
Opening times:
8.30am-4.30pm Mon-Fri
Waiting times:
6-8 weeks for assessment, if not requiring a medical screening (as of March 2007).
Who is it for:
Adults (18 years and over) with a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of CFS/ME
Languages:
English, Punjabi, Gujarati, Urdu, Greek. Can arrange interpreter services if required.
Disabled access:
Yes
Charges:
No
How to apply:
Via referral from GPs and other NHS professionals (referral form available on website)
Buses:
Very frequent bus services to Hillingdon Hospital from Uxbridge
Train/tube:
Uxbridge (Metropolitan and Piccadilly)
Parking:
Available onsite at Hillingdon Hospital – but may be quite full at peak times, with lengthy delays, so please allow plenty of time
Sector:
Statutory
Last updated:
03/07/2018