Moderator note This post has been copied from this thread and subsequent posts moved across. I think it was the BACME response to NICE that said only 8,000 ME patients use the NHS clinics. That's only 3.2% of the estimated 250,000 ME patients nationwide (or 6.4% if the number was actually only 125,000, which is the lower estimate). Either way, it seems like patients aren't using these services. It may also be that those who do use the services are those most likely to want to do CBT or GET. It also probably means we have GPs treating most patients, rather than specialist clinics. So whether it's public or private healthcare, patients probably are voting with their feet.