Education

Doctors with M.E. empowers medics, scientists, industry and policymakers with evidence based practices and scientific rigour, distributing regionally produced content to a global audience. As the international umbrella body representing our professions, we bring the state of the art to ME medical practice, research and policy.

Clinical judgement does not define compliance requirements and operates within the those limits. The likelihood of insufficient knowledge in this field undermines the general obligation that clinical judgement and administrative decision-making are defensible and that record keeping and communications are accurate. This leads to the specific obligation to obtain compliant ME educational material and CPD, such as that provided below and detailed further for our registrants (the obligation to obtain compliant education is detailed here).

Educational material and resources will be steadily added below. We also produce occasional research commentaries, policy positions and research, which can be viewed on those pages.

  • Putting it into Practice: What NICE ME/CFS means for GPs
    Contents Overview Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), is a chronic, complex, multi-system organic illness with often devastating consequences. It can affect different aspects of life for both people with ME/CFS and their families and carers, including work and education, activities of daily living, family life, social life and emotional wellbeing.…
  • ME/CFS: The urgent need for improved generalist medical education
    Doctors are currently underprepared for care of patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) and medical education in this area is deficient.  ME/CFS is a complex, chronic multi-system condition which affects at least 250,000 people in the UK, and frequently develops following a viral infection.(1)(2)  Importantly, a growing number of people living with chronic disease following Covid-19…
  • Health Education England removes Long Covid video after scientific evidence supports complaints
    Professor Trudie Chalder of King’s College London, co-author of widely debunked PACE trial and Director of the Persistent Physical Symptom Service at South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, gives dangerous advice, ignorant of pertinent clinical knowledge, and presents trial findings in a misleading manner in a webinar on Long Covid that is now removed from…
  • A doctor who doesn’t believe she is ill
    The newly published 2021 NICE guideline on ME/CFS calls for a change in culture, from one of stigma and disbelief to one which listens to the patient. Doctors with M.E. starts by listening to one patient’s story. Dr. Hng collapses at work and still doesn’t know she is ill. She doesn’t call for help. She…
  • NICE 2021: A Triumph of Science over Discrimination
    Doctors with M.E. stands ready to work with partners and organisations to bring medical education up-to-date and assist in developing the right services for ME/CFS patients. “The new guideline represents a positive and total paradigm change, uniting around the science, official disease classification and medico-legal compliance implications.” “This translation of scientific knowledge into clinical practice…
  • Webinar Training Series: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: “How the Paradigm has Shifted”
    We are pleased to announce a brand new webinar series organised by partner organisation Hope 4 ME & Fibro Northern Ireland, in association with many respected organisations including Doctors with M.E., the Workwell Foundation and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Running now until 6th October 2021. Sign up for a weekly programme…
  • Mayo Clinic: ME/CFS Essentials of Diagnosis and Management Consensus Statement
    This comprehensive article, co-authored by Doctors With M.E. Honorary Fellows, Dr. Lucinda Bateman and Professor Anthony Komaroff, summarises best clinical practice recommendations for generalist and specialist health care providers treating adults affected by ME/CFS. The article covers epidemiology, prognosis, etiology and pathophysiology, diagnostic approach with new diagnostic criteria, and management of ME/CFS. The clinicians behind…
  • International Consensus Primer for Medical Practitioners
    (download via the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council) The International Consensus Primer (ICP) is a one-stop user-friendly reference that covers aetiology and pathophysiology of ME/CFS, together with guidance regarding personalised assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment for this complex illness. Included within the guide is a comprehensive clinical assessment and diagnostic worksheet, to enable…
  • Honorary Fellow on the new NICE Guideline for ME/CFS: Ten Questions Answered
    Your questions regarding the new NICE Guideline announcement this week have been broken down and addressed by Doctors with M.E. Honorary Fellow, Professor Brian Hughes: 1. What’s going on? 2. How is the new guideline different to the old one? 3. Why is the new guideline being welcomed? 4. Why was the old guideline problematic?…
  • Reference Text: ME/CFS/PVFS – An Exploration of the Key Clinical Issues
    The “Purple Book” – a benchmark text for clinicians and practitioners This guide, co-authored by Doctors with M.E. Honorary Fellow Dr. Charles Shepherd and Consultant Neurologist Dr. Abhijit Chaudhuri, provides a comprehensive review of research, diagnosis, symptoms, and all aspects of management regarding ME/CFS/PVFS. It is an essential evidenced-based summary for all health professionals and…
  • Learning from a medic’s own journey
    Doctor with M.E.: My Journey with “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” Doctors with M.E. Founder Dr. K.N. Hng shares her story of learning and suffering from ME/CFS in this engaging, thought provoking and concise book. With humanity, wit, and links to a variety of resources, she brings her own journey as a medic to life. A must…
  • Wellcome Trust Funded Video Education Project
    Dialogues for a Neglected Illness Dialogues for a neglected illness is a new Wellcome Public Engagement Fund project led by Natalie Boulton and Josh Biggs, with involvement by a number of medical and scientific professionals. Dr Luis Nacul, Dr Eliana Lacerda and Caroline Kingdon from the Cure ME team at the London School of Hygiene…
  • CPD Module 1hr – Case Studies on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    A free online CPD module by Doctors with M.E. Director Dr Nina Muirhead is now available. The module is composed of 10 clinical cases that will challenge and improve your clinical knowledge and patient management for ME/CFS. This CPD module is endorsed by all major charities globally, with additional funding for distribution by the Scottish…
  • Compliance, medico-legal considerations and enforceable obligations
    Unmanaged post-viral disease liability, risk exposure and rising pandemic exposure (draft) Compliance obligations for professionals, operational and expertise risks in practice management, social care, occupational health intermediation, insurance underwriting, claims management and reinsurance Summary The role of habitualised unlawful clinical judgement and discrimination that leads to elevated probability of evidentiable malpractice is outlined. Obligations and…