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:

    • FITNET-NHS, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) program - delivered online
    • Activity Management - delivered via Skype

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

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