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As many as one in three adults who are severely affected by chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have little or no access to specialist services, say researchers at the Universities of Southampton and Cumbria.

Limited access to specialist treatment for me sufferers
Clare McDermott and Professor George Lewith, University of Southampton, and Professor Diane Cox, University of Cumbria

Doctoral Research Fellow Clare McDermott and Professor George Lewith from the University of Southampton and Professor Diane Cox and colleagues at the University of Cumbria,  received media coverage for their study on patients affected by chronic fatigue syndrome and their access to specialised care within the NHS. The University of Southampton issued the following press release on 2 July 2014.

Clare's recent publication in the British Medical Journal (BMJ Open) 'What is the current NHS service provision for patients severely affected by chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis? A national scoping exercise'.

The research team have had interviews in Southampton by ITV Meridian,  BBC South Today, Radio Solent, and received press coverage by Daily Echo. View the ITV Meridian interview with Clare Mc Dermott on 4 July - Lack of support for ME sufferers makes life even harder.