The perioperative management of patients with ME and Long COVID

In this episode of Anaesthesia on air Dr Anton Krige, RCoA clinical lead for ME/CFS, talks with Dr Charles Shepherd from the ME Association and Helen Baxter, a patient advocate for ME patients, about the College’s latest patient information project ME/CFS and anaesthesia. They explore this poorly understood medical condition and the strategies that anaesthetists will find useful in managing these patients in the perioperative period.  

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Dr Anton Krige

Consultant anaesthetist and Intensivist at Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital and Honourary Professor with the local medical school 

Dr Charles Shepherd

Medical adviser to the ME Association 

Helen Baxter

Advocacy worker for the 25% ME group