A member of staff has been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and has informed us of this. We wish to support this employee so that they can return/remain at work? Could you suggest how we may achieve this?

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A member of staff has been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and has informed us of this. We wish to support this employee so that they can return/remain at work? Could you suggest how we may achieve this?

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CFS, also known as ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis), is a medically unexplained illness characterised by severe, disabling fatigue and other wide ranging symptoms, eg headaches, muscle or joint pain, nausea, etc. It can affect anyone but tends to develop between 20 and 40 years of age and is thought to affect more than 250,000 people in England and Wales..

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