Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalopathy (CFS/ME)
COVID-19 service update: normal service. We are contacting patients by video or phone call where possible.
We provide specialist diagnosis, assessment, treatment and review for people with CFS/ME. We are focused on recovery, and work with patients to help them lead healthy, independent and fulfilling lives.
The service is available across Dorset, with specific support for both adults and children. Our team includes GPs, rheumatologists, occupational therapists, consultant paediatricians and psychologists.
If you, or someone you know, would like to access this service, please speak to your GP or other healthcare professional
The CFS/ME service works closely with the Dorset ME Support Group. For more information about the charity, go to: www.dorsetmesupport.org.uk.
Where, when and how often are the clinics?
For adults: CFS/ME diagnostic/review clinics are held on 3 occasions per month at Wareham Hospital
For children and young people: a diagnostic/review clinic is held monthly at Poole Hospital for families based in the East of the county and a diagnostic/review clinic is held monthly at Dorset County Hospital for families based in the West.
Specialist OT Treatment and Intervention is available at Satellite locations across the County of Dorset for both Services.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, CFS/ME treatment and intervention is now being delivered through telephone appointments and online video call services using NHS Attend Anywhere and Microsoft Teams.
Private Facebook Group for past and current patients – search for Dorset CFS/ME Service
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If you are pleased with the care we offer and think we are doing something well, or would like to suggest improvements to our service, let us know at our GATHR feedback service.
Disabled Access: yes
Monday to Friday from 8am-4.30pm
Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays: closed
Messages can be left on the answerphone (01929 557560) out of hours.
Referral by GP