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METRIC - Developing resources for the diagnosis and management of chronic fatigue syndrome/ME in primary care


This project builds on our previous work - the MRC funded FINE Trail. Working together with patient members of the research team and in consultation with patient support groups, we adapted materials developed during the course of the FINE Trial, also taking account of findings from our qualitative research and our experiences of delivering PR in primary care. Educational materials for HPs, primary care HCPs, patients and carers were developed and distributed to 400 GP practices in 18 primary care trusts. Our e-learning module for GPs is now hosted by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) website (from April 2013-March 2016). The module is available free of charge to anyone who registers to use it.

Duration of the project

Three years

Funding body

NIHR RfPB funded study PB-PG-0609-19108

Members of the project

Name Role
Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham Principal investigator
Dr Lisa Riste Investigator
Professor Alison Wearden Co-investigator
Professor Karina Lovell Co-investigator
Dr Sarah Peters Co-investigator
Mrs Kerin Bayliss Research associate


  • Bayliss, K., Riste, L., Fisher, L., Wearden, A., Peters, S., Lovell, K., & Chew-Graham, C. (2014). Diagnosis and management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalitis (CFS/ME) in Black and Minority Ethnic people. A qualitative study.Primary health care research & development, 15(2), 143-155. DOI: 10.1017/S1463423613000145. Publication link: 6dad8690-98cd-4d52-a82c-28d00c2f7f02 | PubMed:23702254

Worksheets hosting

Worksheets developed with our patient and carer involvement groups and resources for General Practitioners are now hosted on the Royal College of General Practitioners e-learning site.