Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Service
Our Team works specifically with people who have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME). This is a long-term condition characterised primarily by severe fatigue which affects the ability to do everyday tasks. CFS/ME is diagnosed when fatigue is clinically unexplainable and cannot be attributed to clinical conditions, severe obesity, drug/alcohol dependence or severe mental illness.
We are based in Harrogate District Hospital and offer appointments on an outpatient basis. We also have an outreach clinic at Skipton General Hospital for people living in the Craven area.
Our main base is in the Briary Wing, Harrogate District Hospital:
Harrogate District Hospital
Lancaster Park Road
We run outreach clinics in the Aire Unit, Skipton General Hospital:
Skipton General Hospital
Referrals are accepted from GPs or hospital consultants and must include the results of the blood screen for CFS/ME as recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). This is intended to screen out any underlying condition which requires medical treatment.
Team Leader/Occupational Therapist: Julie Robinson
Specialist Physiotherapist: Gill Fearnley
Clinical Psychologist: Dr Kathy Thwaites
Living with Pain Team
We have a sister service which shares some of the same staff and office resources for people managing chronic pain. Further information can be found here.