MS Nurse Support Programme
At a time when all NHS spending is in the spotlight, it is vital that the value of specialist nurses is clearly articulated, so that these roles which are so important to improving the lives of people living with long-term conditions can be supported and built upon.
Amanda Cheesley, Long-Term Conditions Advisor at the Royal College of Nursing
Every time I need some help, or just someone to listen to me moan, my MS nurse has been there. I have had so much support and advice since I was diagnosed last year. Can't thank her enough.
Person with MS
Protecting MS nurses now and for the future.
Changes happening in the NHS now mean that specialist MS services are at risk, with funding being lost or reassigned. A recent MS Trust report shows that there is currently a shortfall of at least 126 MS specialist nurses in the UK.
Thanks to the help of our supporters, over the last few years we have been able to step up our vital work fighting to keep MS nurses in post. In 2012 we put in place our GEMSS (Generating Evidence in Multiple Sclerosis Services) project giving MS specialist nurses the resources and skills they need to defend their posts. We are helping teams of nurses across the UK generate evidence that shows the tremendous difference they are making to people with MS every day.
The MS Trust's GEMSS project is already making a difference, enabling nurses to demonstrate the value of their services to their managers and commissioners.
With your help we can roll out the GEMSS resources to more MS nurses across the UK. We can also continue to support our nurses every day by providing them with the latest information for their patients, keeping them up-to-date on current research, and giving them access to our specialist training courses.
Other ways to donate...
By phone: call 01462 476700 to donate by credit or debit card.
By Direct Debit: if you would like to give regularly to support MS nurses, please complete our Direct Debit form (pdf) and return it by post.
By post: send cheques (payable to 'MS Trust') to Freepost RTJE-HSLU-YASR, MS Trust, Spirella Building, Bridge Road, LETCHWORTH GARDEN CITY SG6 4ET. Please mark them 'MS nurses' and don't forget to let us know if you would like to Gift Aid your donation.
MS Nurse Support Programme Q&A
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