Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a complex long term health condition. A person with the condition will experience ongoing profound and disabling fatigue that is unexplained with coinciding symptoms such as post exertional malaise, sleep problems and cognitive dysfunction. It will affect many different bodily systems, causing a wide variety of symptoms. 

The pattern, duration and intensity of illness will fluctuate and vary for the person. There are large variations in both experience and duration of the condition between individuals. Some people can make good progress and may recover, where others can remain ill for several years. 

The Liverpool Specialist ME/CFS Therapy Team provides an outpatient service for adults experiencing mild to moderate ME/CFS symptom presentation.

What can mild symptoms look like? 

  • Mobile
  • Self-caring
  • Able to carry out light domestic duties
  • May be working but to detriment of social, family and leisure activities.

What can moderate symptoms look like? 

  • Reduced mobility
  • Not working
  • Reduced daily living activities
  • Peaks, and troughs of activity.

More information

Referrals to our service are by GP/doctor only.

GPs/doctors can access our referral form here.

Liverpool Specialist ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Service.
General Office (Off the Surgical Corridor).

BACME website

The British Association of Clinicians in ME/CFS is a multidisciplinary organisation for UK professionals who are involved in the delivery of clinically effective services for patients with ME/CFS. BACME have written a Therapy Guide and a Symptom Management Guide, as well as a shared practice document on severe ME/CFS, which are free to download from the BACME website. 

Action for ME

Provides lots of information on condition management, employment, and welfare rights, with helpful leaflets. 

ME Association

Links to local groups, providing information and support to anyone diagnosed with ME/CFS and healthcare professionals.

British Dietetic Association

Provides basic dietary advice for those experiencing ME/CFS and various food intolerances/allergies.

The Brain Charity

Supports anyone based in the UK who has a neurological condition, as well as family, friends and carers.

Access to Work

Can help you get or stay in work if you have a physical or mental health condition or disability. The support you get will depend on your needs. Under the Access to Work scheme you can apply for: 

  • a grant to help pay for practical support with your work

  • support with managing your mental health at work

  • money to pay for communication support at job interviews

Citizens Advice Bureau

Advice Guide

Independent advice on rights