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Make your support count - Help improve the lives of people with progressive MS

We have recently invested in research to find a successful treatment for progressive multiple sclerosis. More details can be found in the video below where the Lead Researcher, Claire Rice, gives more information about the study. We believe this offers real hope for the future, but we also understand that people living with progressive MS now need the highest levels of care and support to ensure that they have the best quality of life possible.

With your help, over the next 12 months we will:

  • carry out research into the needs of people as their multiple sclerosis becomes progressive, examining from both the view of the person with MS and from the team of health professionals that provide their care. Amy Bowen, Director of Service Development at the MS Trust, discusses this research in the video below.
  • use the results of this research to influence the commissioners of multiple sclerosis care services to improve the support and care provided for this group.
  • train MS Specialist health professionals to provide better care for people with progressive MS through our educational training programmes.
  • use the results of this research to improve our current information resources for people whose multiple sclerosis has become progressive.

MS Trust Research: funding pioneering stem cell research in Bristol

Claire Rice, NIHR Clinical Lecturer & Consultant Neurologist

The MS Trust have part-funded a study into a stem cell therapy that aims to reduce the increase in disability that is commonly seen in people with a progressive form of multiple sclerosis.

Here, Dr Claire Rice gives more information about the study being carried out at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.

For more information on stem cell research please visit the Multiple Sclerosis Trust research project page.

MS Trust Research: exploring the needs of people with secondary progressive MS

Amy Bowen, MS Trust Director of Service Development

Being told that your condition has developed to progressive multiple sclerosis can be a frightening experience.

Amy Bowen talks about how, with your support, the MS Trust can help improve the care and support available for people with MS during this time to make a real difference to people living with progressive MS now.

Help us to fund this research by donating online now.

Other ways to donate

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 Progressive MS Appeal and don't forget to let us know if you would like to Gift Aid your donation.

By phone: call 01462 476700 to donate by credit or debit card.

By Direct Debit

If you would like to give regularly to the MS Trust please complete our Direct Debit form (pdf) and return it by post to Multiple Sclerosis Trust, FREEPOST SG429, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 4YA.