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 and share practice to improve outcomes in CFS/ME. Members are professionals working in the field who receive regular updates on training opportunities, research news, and clinical practice.

NICE guidelines

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

BACME resources

***NEW JAN 2019: BACME has published a shared practice document on severe CFS/ME - download here. The BACME guide to therapy and symptom management, can be downloaded here.