Bristol M.E. Service: Supporting people with M.E./CFS and PVFS across Gloucestershire, Bristol and North Somerset
We have renamed our Service from "Bristol CFS/ME Service" to the "Bristol M.E. Service", in line with the change to the name of the condition (from CFS/ME to M.E./CFS) suggested by the updated NICE Guideline . We recognise that many patients and patient charities prefer the term M.E., which was the original term used in the UK.
Bristol M.E. Service and Covid-19
We have continued to offer outpatient appointments by converting them to telephone appointments. We are now able to offer video consultations as an alternative to telephone: please contact us by email if you would prefer a video consultation. Please do not come to the clinic, but make sure that you are available at the time of your appointment. We may be a few minutes late, but please don't call us as then we won't be able to call you.
Some of our clinicians are now offering face-to-face appointments, so please feel free to request this if you strongly prefer a face-to-face appointment.
We are offering groups using online video conferencing, but we have no plans to offer face-to-face groups at present.
If you need to contact us, you may prefer to email us on email@example.com as our phone can be very busy.
It is estimated that around 250,000 people in the UK have M.E./Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Anyone can develop the condition, although it's more common in women than men.
We often see people who have developed M.E./CFS following an infection, such as glandular fever.
We can help to reduce some of the symptoms.
Frequently asked CFS/ME questions.