M.E./C.F.S. Training for Healthcare

This Healthcare Professional’s Online CPD Accredited Course teaches learners that M.E./C.F.S. is much more than simply a health condition.

Upon completion of this three module course, learners will know why M.E./C.F.S. is a global health crisis, how patients are diagnosed with the condition, and know the challenges M.E./C.F.S. presents within a healthcare environment and be able to identify possible solutions.

The majority of medical professionals receive ZERO training on M.E./C.F.S. in medical school. Any information they go on to learn from NHS sources (or equivalent) is not fit for purpose.

This means that, as they are often a point of contact for health advice, any information that is cascaded down to employers or teachers is inadequate and potentially harmful to patients.

Many GPs and other healthcare professionals refuse to accept that M.E./C.F.S. is a real illness. Despite it being recognised by the World Health Organisation as a neurological condition decades ago. This needs to change.

CPD Accredited Course #1001825 - 3 CPD Credits

The Cost of the Course

The Course costs £59 per seat.

Group Licenses are for two or more people (with one being the ‘Group Leader/Admin’).

If you require over 50 seats, please contact us.

Buy the Courses

Take the Healthcare Professional’s Course as an Individual

Buy Group Licences for the Healthcare Professional’s Course

Get a Badge!

After completing a course, you can show people living with M.E./C.F.S. that you have learned about their disease and are helping to tackle the stigma.

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Why do Healthcare Leaders & Medical Professionals need to know about M.E./C.F.S?

  • You will be able to improve the wellbeing of M.E./C.F.S. patients;
  • Knowledge of the condition and appropriate adaptations is a USP and reputation enhancer for your Practice;
  • Knowledge helps to reduce the stigma;
  • Suggested adaptations for M.E./C.F.S. are, in part, suitable for most chronic illnesses (including Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease and Lupus).

What is Covered in Stripy Lightbulb CIC’s Healthcare Training for M.E./C.F.S.

Module One: Context

‘Why is M.E./C.F.S. A Global Health Crisis?’

Learning Aim: The learner will be able to explain why M.E./C.F.S. is a global health crisis.

Learning Objectives of Module One

By the end of the module, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the other names given to the condition and why multiple names cause confusion
  • Explain the origins of the stigma surrounding M.E./C.F.S.
  • Identify the wider economic impact

Module two: What is M.E./C.F.S.?

‘How are patients diagnosed with the condition?’

Learning Aim: The learner will be able to explain why getting an M.E./C.F.S. diagnosis is a lengthy and complicated process.

Learning Objectives of Module Two

By the end of the module, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify common misconceptions surrounding the condition
  • Explain the neurological nature of M.E./C.F.S.
  • Identify the key characteristic of M.E./C.F.S.
  • Explain and identify the current diagnostic process
  • Identify the different levels of severity in the M.E./C.F.S. spectrum

Module Three: Healthcare and M.E./C.F.S.

‘What challenges does M.E./C.F.S. present within a healthcare environment?’

This third and final module is industry specific.

Learning Aim: The learner will be able to identify the challenges faced by an M.E./C.F.S. patient within a healthcare environment.

Learning Objectives of Module Three

By the end of the module the learner will be able to:

  • Identify how M.E./C.F.S. patients manage their energy levels
  • Discuss current challenges faced by M.E./C.F.S. patients within healthcare environments
  • Identify where and how adjustments could be made