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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

ME/CFS is a complex, chronic medical condition affecting multiple body systems. It is a fluctuating condition and It affects everyone differently. Its impact varies widely. There isn't a specific test for ME/CFS so it's diagnosed based on your symptoms and by ruling out other conditions that could be causing your symptoms. 

 

We provide assessment and treatment for ME/CFS for patients aged 16 and over, who are registered with a Portsmouth City GP. Our team is made up of an occupational therapist, a physiotherapist and a psychologist, who are specialists in working with ME/CFS.

 

*advice for attending face to face appointments during the Covid pandemic*

  • Face to face appointments must be attended alone if possible unless you need a carer to support you.
  • Please wait until your appointment to enter the department
  • A face covering must be worn at all time while in the department
  • Staff will be wearing all appropriate PPE during your face to face appointment

 

For ME/CFS Service enquiries please call the number below

Portsmouth Pain & CFS

0300 123 6669

                                                                    

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Please visit our services page for specific services and contact details. Alternatively, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service by emailing or calling the number below. You can also give us feedback, make a complaint or share a compliment.

pals@solent.nhs.uk

0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm.

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005.

The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.

Email: InformationGovernanceTeam@solent.nhs.uk

Phone: 0300 123 3919

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
Southampton
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

communications@solent.nhs.uk 

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.