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|UCLH service name||Choose and book specialty||Clinic type|
|Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Service||Infectious Diseases||Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Clinic|
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Service
Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
60 Great Ormond Street
London, WC1N 3HR
CFS is a condition where chronic fatigue is not, much relieved by rest. It affects daily functioning and may also trigger joint pains, mood and sleep disturbance, concentration difficulties, headaches, intestinal and urinary symptoms.
The specialist team consists of:
- Occupational Therapist
- Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
The aims of the service are to:
- Help you understand your condition
- Enable you to develop helpful coping strategies to manage symptoms
- Reduce distress and disability
- Improve your quality of life
We use a holistic approach, meaning that we look at the physical and the psychological aspects of the illness.
You will be seen by a doctor who will make a detailed clinical assessment. Your doctor may do some blood tests to exclude other possible causes of fatigue and associated symptoms, and review any medicines you are currently taking.
Other members of the team will treat you. They will plan a personal programme for you. This may be one to one or you could be part of a small group. The plan may include:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Activity Management Therapy
- Graded Exercise Therapy
- Stress Management
- Relaxation Techniques
- Sleep Management
- Dietary Advice
The doctor may see you for follow-up appointments during the programme to review any change in medication, and for final review once treatment is completed.
It is important for your treatment that you attend your scheduled appointment at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine.
If your appointment is more than 24 hours away, please change or cancel it by using the online form below or calling us on 0203 456 7890.
If your appointment is within the next 24 hrs please call us on 0203 456 7890.
If you have any non-urgent queries regarding your appointment or our services please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to you within 72 hours.
The RLHIM is also a teaching hospital and from time to time other healthcare professionals may observe in outpatient clinics as part of a training course. We will always ask your permission for students to sit in during your consultation. You do not have to have students present if you would prefer not to.