FITNET-NHS Study - overview
Home treatment for young people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME)
- UK teenagers (aged 11 to 17 years) with CFS/ME who have no access to a local specialist service can now have treatment at home within the FITNET-NHS Trial of online therapy.
- All children in this study will be offered specialist treatment.
What is the FITNET-NHS study?
Most UK children with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME) have no access to local specialist treatment. FITNET-NHS tests the delivery of specialist one-to-one home treatments via the Internet, bringing treatment to families across the UK without the need for travel. All children in the trial are offered one of two treatments from a specialist at the Bath Paediatric CFS/ME Service:
Patients are eligible if they have CFS/ME, have been seen by a paediatrician locally (this is NICE guidance), have had their screening blood tests done (NICE guidance) and do not have access to a local specialist CFS/ME service. We are recruiting until May 2020