Cambridgeshire and Peterborough ME/CFS Team
This specialist service is for children living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. A referral is needed.
Myalgic Encephalopathy Myelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a long term illness with a wide range of symptoms. The main symptom of ME/CFS is extreme tiredness that remains after resting. ME/CFS is diagnosed by ruling out other causes of fatigue and understanding the symptoms.
Welcome to our service
Our team is made up of a variety of NHS staff with specific training and qualifications to support the health needs of children and young people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). In our team we have an Administrator, Occupational Therapists, Paediatrician and Physiotherapists.
Professionals - referral forms and guidance
A referral is needed from a medical professional. Referrals for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Chronic Fatigue Team must be sent to:
Dr David Vickers
ME/CFS Team for Children & Young People
The Peacock Centre
351 Mill Road
It can be difficult for children and young people with ME/CFS to attend school in a typical way. They can often have difficulties with:
- attending a full day of school
- concentrating during lessons
- working at the same speed as their peers
- the classroom environment
Contact us at CCS-TR.firstname.lastname@example.org for information and advice to help understand the best way to support students with ME/CFS.