The Newsam Centre
LS14 6WB (Map)
Tel: 0113 8556330/1/4
FAX: 0113 8556337
Our service operates Monday - Friday, 08.30 - 16.30 hours.
We are a specialist NHS service for people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). Our service is for adults over 17 years.
Our individual treatment plans and different options for treatment help people make sense of their condition and work towards recovery.
Our service is provided by a team of professionals, all with specialist expertise and includes:
We are supported by a team of administrative staff. We also value the input and involvement of former patients and carers, who make a unique contribution, as volunteers, to developing our service.
For 2015-16 from those who have completed therapy in the service (n=67).
You need to be referred to the service by your GP or another health professional involved in your care. They will need to make a referral to us that include the recent blood tests and essential information we require.
If you live outside Leeds, we need to request funding from your CCG following the referral from your GP.
There is no test to tell whether someone has CFS/ME. The diagnosis, therefore, is largely dependent upon the history of the symptoms and exclusion of other causes or conditions that cause similar symptoms. We make sure that other illnesses have been excluded by the GP or other health professional involved in your care, before we offer an assessment. This will mean you having some routine tests such as blood tests, before referral to the service.
We then write to you to request that you contact us to arrange a suitable time to come for the initial assessment. You will be offered an appointment within 13 weeks from the date we receive the referral.
Typically, our referrals come from Leeds and surrounding areas in Yorkshire, but we do accept referrals from outside this area if you can travel.
Completed forms should be posted, faxed or emailed to the address above.