Who are we?

The British Association for CFS/ME (BACME) is a multidisciplinary organisation for UK professionals who are involved in the evidence-based management of patients with CFS/ME.

Our purpose

BACME exists to promote and support the delivery of evidence-based treatment for children, young people, and adults with CFS/ME in the UK.

Why join us?

Membership benefits include a regular research newsletter, access to forums, bursaries, and training events, including reduced fees for our national conference. Members-only content, including presentations from BACME2018: Changing Times, is available on our information resource accessed via the members area.




For patients: BACME is an organisation for CFS/ME health care professionals. If you are seeking help for yourself or someone in your family, please contact your nearest specialist CFS/ME service or ask your GP for a referral. You can also find advice and help through patient support groups.



Specialist services affiliated with BACME follow evidence-based approaches to improve outcomes in CFS/ME.

NICE guidelines

The NICE guidelines are being updated. More information can be found here.

BACME resources

BACME have produced a guide to therapy and symptom management, which can be downloaded here.