Self-assessment annual review form
Following a lot of discussion and work within the TiMS Working Group we are now ready to pilot the annual review form. 17 sites across the UK have expressed an interest in being part of the pilot. We will update you on how the pilot is going in the next newsletter.
One of our projects this year is to develop an audit tool that can be used by AHPs to audit the services they provide against ageed standards. It is proposed that the tool can be used by any MS service (therapy, nurse or multi-disciplinary team). It will be largely based on the consensus statements from the MS Trust's 'MS Forward View' report together with parts of the recent NICE guidelines and areas TiMS deem important. The Working Group has made a start on developing the skeleton of the tool. We will keep you updated on the progress of this project.
MS in Practice
The MS Trust has launched 'MS in Practice' a new publication for MS health professionals. Designed to provide essential updates on the latest thinking in MS care in an easily-digestible format, bringing together the most important news and views in one place. If you have not received a copy in the post you can read it here. Let us know what you think firstname.lastname@example.org
Edinburgh Researh Proposal
Dr Dahlia El-Manstrly from Edinburgh University is undertaking a piece of research to evaluate the role, impact and contribution of MS specialist physiotherapists and occupational therapists compared to generalist PTs and OTs in enhancing the quality of life of people with MS. She will be interviewing AHPs and people with MS and their carers as part of this project. If you would like to know more or want to take part in the research please contact Dahlia.El-Manstrly@ed.ac.uk.
TiMS Working Group meeting
The Working Group met in London at the beginning of February for their first meeting of 2018. Please contact us if you would like a copy of the minutes from this meeting.