Fatigue service

Overview

The Royal Free London fatigue service provides assessment and treatment for people experiencing fatigue symptoms. Fatigue can present in different ways and the team is involved with the care and rehabilitation for people with:

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)
  • Post viral fatigue
  • Fatigue due to other health conditions 

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Additional information

Contact

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Find your ward

  • The Royal Free Hospital

    Pond Street
    London
    NW3 2QG

    Patient and GP enquiries: 020 7317 7529 or 020 7794 0500 ex 31717/31713

    Email: rfh-tr.fatigueservice@nhs.net

Referrals

Referral details

The referral process

Your referral will have to be made by your GP. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept self-referrals. We will assess the information your GP has provided and, if necessary, discuss your case with him/her. We will then either accept the referral or make suggestions for a referral to other services if we feel that this is more appropriate (for example, to a sleep clinic if a primary sleep disorder is the most likely diagnosis). We have a detailed transition protocol to ensure that if you are referred from children or adolescent services the transfer is as seamless as possible.

Once your referral has been accepted

You will be sent an appointment for an initial assessment with our doctor. Your appointment is made by a member of our administration team, if you have any queries you can call them directly on 020 7599 1717.

We will send you a letter requesting that you attend the Royal Free Hospital 2-3 weeks before your appointment for blood tests, although we are aware that you may have already had tests done at your GP practice. It is important that you have these done as we want to make sure we provide a correct diagnosis. You might be aware that there is no test that confirms the diagnosis of CFS/ME, and therefore we have to exclude any other causes for your symptoms. If there are less than three weeks prior to your appointment date, please have the tests done as soon as possible

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