I’m moving back to UK at the end of this month. I'm sure some of you lovely people can provide me with ideas and tips that will help smooth this big life transition. Some background: I’m a Brit, I’ve been living in NZ for some years, but the older I get the more I miss England. I’m well aware of the dire situation in the UK for patients with ME, and I know about standard resources like the MEA website, citizens advice etc. I’m not sure where in southern England I will be living yet, so there is no point in me asking yet about recommendations for specific GPs (except maybe in the Bournemouth area where I will be for a few months to start with). Although I have a few friends still in England I will need to build up a social network quickly, particularly as I will be living on my own - I envisage this as a mix of face to face and virtual. I do not do Facebook though. I have a small pension income which means I don’t need to be in the clutches of the benefit system and can buy essential medications over the internet. I believe I will not be eligible for PIP for 2 years after moving back to UK (if at all - I will be confirming this). I’ve had ME for well over a decade by all definitions. Its variable/relapsing- remitting with a strong predictable seasonal pattern varying between mild for a couple of months in late spring/early summer(when can go out for flat walks of a couple of hours duration though perhaps not every day) and moderate the rest of the time (usually close to housebound with days close to bedbound). I don’t have much pain except when the ME is really bad or I’ve tripped over yet another migraine trigger. I don’t have depression/anxiety etc although I do have plenty of cognitive dysfunction & memory issues. I’m hoping to avoid acquiring labels like MUS, FND etc, from the NHS and my dream would be to actually see a good rheumy. I suppose there is a possible opportunity to manage my medical records to my advantage (e.g. lose the CFS/ME diagnosis as far as the NHS is concerned?) and I need to ensure continuity of the (few) medications that I find helpful. All suggestions/advice welcome, but the social network, medical records and medication are particular things where I’m hoping for input. Happy to provide detail as required.