Professor Michael Sharpe, Professor of Psychological Medicine, University of Oxford
Dr Paul McCrone, Professor of Health Economics, Kings College London
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS, or ME) is a condition characterised by deliberating, long lasting fatigue that is not attributable to another underlying condition. The PACE group in 2011 demonstrated that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) were the most effective therapies for CFS. Authors of a follow up paper came to the SMC to discuss a new paper which explores whether therapies that are most effective at treating CFS also the most cost-effective.