About this service
We offer an outpatient and community-based service providing expertise in assessing, diagnosing, and advising on the clinical management of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) to adults and children who live in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Our Specialist Multidisciplinary Team works with patients, their GPs, other health professionals, and local organisations to develop an individual clinical management plan to help with their long-term rehabilitation. We are focused on recovery to help our patients lead healthy, independent, and fulfilling lives.
We aim to:
- Enable you to understand your condition and symptoms
- Improve your quality of life and plan for setbacks.
- Assist you on a journey towards recovery with personalised care plans
- Empower you to manage symptoms and access the best care available locally to you.
- Support you to continue in favoured roles, education, and work if this is important to you
- Involve and support your carers, family and friends
Diagnostic and therapeutic options will be tailored to the individual’s needs, including offering appointments in clinics, video consultations, telephone/email contacts and domiciliary/home visits. We ensure that the NICE guidelines (2021) for people with ME/CFS are implemented
We provide care for those under 16 years of age to access therapeutic pathways, but they remain under the care of Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust (RCHT) Paediatricians or other Community Paediatric Services for medical care.
Please contact your GP for referral to the Adult ME/CFS Service.
The ME/CFS Reception (phone number above) is open from 08:00 to 15:00, Monday to Friday. A message can be left outside these hours and will be picked up on the next working day. Please note the service is not open on public holidays.
Our Team comprises:
A Specialty Doctor, Speciality Lead, Clinical Health Psychologist, Specialist Occupational Therapists, Clinical Nurse Specialist, and an administrative team.
Where to find us
The ME/CFS service is based at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, at the following address:
The Lighthouse, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske, Truro, TR1 3LJ
Information about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)
The following content is supplied by the NHS website nhs.uk
Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)
Useful websites for further information
Patient Information (Leaflets)
Page last reviewed: 3 January 2024