The Adolescent Medicine department has been part of Great Ormond Street Hospital since 1997 providing care and support for adolescents who are inpatients and outpatients.
An advisory and supportive role is also provided to the staff of Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Specialist multidisciplinary care is available for young people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalitis (CFS/ME).
Adolescent Medicine is part of the Medicine, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services (MDTS) Division.
The Adolescent Medicine team is comprised of a nurse consultant, clinical nurse specialist and administration support.
The CFS/ME team includes a nurse consultant, medical consultant, physiotherapist, clinical psychologist and administration support. This multidisciplinary team provides a holistic approach to the treatment and support of adolescents and their families who are affected by CFS/ME.
The team can offer a rehabilitation programme or supportive care. The rehabilitation programme includes physiotherapy and family work, as well as individual psychology sessions. Physiotherapy can take the form of a graded activity programme which includes developing routines around sleep, school reintegration and activity, to suit the individual.
Family work is provided to families to consider how CFS/ME affects the family as a whole.
The primary clinical roles for the teams are in the provision of the following clinical services: