ME Services

MAIN LOCAL ME/CFS NHS (need GP referral) Manchester NHS self help guide

1. Salford ME/CFS. Dr Mukherjee and Dr Syed, Endocrinology.
0161 206 7049/ 206 5153. ME/CFS multidisciplinary team.  Biopsychosocial model.

  • Salford Metabolism Clinic including Mitochondria. Dr Mark Holland Unit (and Dr Reena Sharma), etc, srhtr.mhmu@nhs.net.
  • Trafford There are no ME/CFS services in Trafford.  One was almost approved many years ago before the recession.  Trafford use Salford Royal.

2. Bolton, Ashton, Leigh and Wigan Dr Tarek Gaber.
0161 701 4516.  ME/CFS multidisciplinary team.  Biopsychosocial model.

3. Tameside Rheumatology (former North Manchester ME clinic).  Dr Pattrick.  Biomedical not biopsychosocial. Last I heard was he was taking on new patients but we have put in a request to the CCG and Healthwatch.

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

4. Greater Manchester CFS/ME Service for Children and Young People, psychology department at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, CMFT.
0161 701 4516 cfs.me@cmft.nhs.uk. ME/CFS multidisciplinary team.

OTHER LOCAL ME/CFS NHS 

5. People often say they are referred to other specialists for their ME who aren’t official ME clinics e.g. Stockport, Trafford General.  I do not know if they are referred to the wrong department by mistake, or if these are good suitable doctors – please let me know and I’ll update here.

6. East Manchester ME/CFS Service  0161 835 6684. 2nd Floor Woodley Health Centre, Hyde Road, Stockport SK6 1ND. Tina Betts Physiotherapist cristinabetts@nhs.net or admin paula.smith@nhs.uk. No Doctor or clinical services – GP referral.  Biopsychosocial model.

7. Closed down? Chronic Fatigue Programme Manchester.  Nurse and physiotherapist.  Anyone not under any current services. Self refer or GP.  Includes self-management, pacing, mindfulness and pain management. http://www.mhsc.nhs.uk/services/wellbeing-services/the-chronic-fatigue-programme.aspx.

8. (Out of area patients accepted) Royal Liverpool Uni Hospital (Broadgreen) Tropical & Infectious Disease Unit (3Z) Prescot Street L7 8XP. Dr Alastair Miller julie.faragher@rlbuht.nhs.uk 0151 706 3836 http://www.rlbuht.nhs.uk

PRIVATE NON-NHS

9. Private: Dr Murkherjee (see 1. Salford) http://www.fatiguewise.co.uk/

10. Private and NHS: Yorkshire Fatigue Clinic offer Skype and phone, has a book by Sue Pemberton “Fighting Fatigue: Managing the Symptoms of CFS/ME”. 01904 479922. sue@yorkshirefatigueclinic.co.uk

11. Private: North West Fatigue Clinic, opened late 2014. 01772 285 155 9am-5pm. Skype. 936 Whalley New Rd, Wilpshire, Blackburn BB1 9PH (55-57 Garstang Rd Preston)
therapy@northwestfatigueclinic.co.uk  http://northwestfatigueclinic.co.uk/
Only Occupational Therapy, Nurse and Clinical Psychology. Do diagnosis – but they can’t do tests or referrals (diagnosed after consultation and list of blood tests for your GP that must be normal).

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NON-MEDICAL RETREAT CENTRES (just retreat centres but ME people welcome – check they can accommodate your diet and health needs first)

  • Taraloka, North Wales.  Buddhist and other events
  • Samye Ling, South Scotland.  Tibetan Buddhist and other events.
  • Manjushri Buddhist, South Lake District.
  • Rydal Hall, Lake District.  Christian and other events.
  • And many others

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NATIONAL ME CHARITIES

YOUNG PEOPLE

GLOBAL COLLABORATIONS (biomedical research)

LOCAL GROUPS

LOCAL OUTSIDE MANCHESTER