Using the NICE Guidelines

The NICE Guidelines for ME/CFS (2007) are under review.

While the current guidelines remain in place, two key paragraphs are worth quoting if you are not comfortable following a treatment programme.


Healthcare professionals should be aware that – like all people receiving care in the NHS – people with CFS/ME have the right to refuse or withdraw from any component of their care plan without this affecting other aspects of their care, or future choices about care.


Healthcare professionals should recognise that the person with CFS/ME is in charge of the aims and goals of the overall management plan. The pace of progression throughout the course of any intervention should be mutually agreed.