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21st MS Trust Conference, 12 - 14 November 2017, Jurys Inn Hinckley Island
The MS Trust conference brings the MS health professional community together to learn, share expertise and focus on improving care for everyone affected by MS. This year's conference is building on the work of MS Forward View and highlighting the importance of delivering holistic care to everyone with MS, with a particular focus on the needs of people with advanced MS. It's going to be a great event with an exciting, high quality programme designed to facilitate shared multidisciplinary learning, helping teams to come together to make a difference for people with MS now.
Once again the MS Trust are delighted to offer therapists a significant number of bursaries covering a maximum of 75%. Visit the conference website for programme details, learning outcomes, poster submission information and to book your place.
The MS Trust offers generous bursary schemes for registered nurses and allied health professionals to access education and training. The Therapists Education Fund is aimed primarily at physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and psychologists. The Helen Ley Bursary Fund supports registered nurses and allied health professionals who work with people with advanced MS. Rules and eligibility can be found here.
QuDoS in MS 2017 is now open for entries!
The QuDoS in MS recognition programme is a fantastic opportunity to recognise, celebrate and promote the work of dedicated, talented MS health professionals and to learn about innovative and exciting projects. AHPs dont get enough of a platform to share best practice and we really encourage you to put yourself and/or your team forward for an award. There is no limit to the number of categories you can enter. The entry deadline is 17:00 on Monday 4 September. For further information take a look at the QuDoS website.
Foundation Training (Development Module)
The 'development of multiple sclerosis care and management for specialists' module is a week-long residential course for health professionals who specialise in supporting people with MS. It provides a strong foundation of MS knowledge upon which additional specialist knowledge can develop. If you know anyone who has been in post around six months and has a caseload of ›50% people with MS let them know about this excellent training course. Further details can be found here.
The MS Trust is updating its map of MS services, including data for FES clinics/centres. The map is for people with MS to see what is available in their area and how to be referred to a service. If you provide FES, please advise:
- Where it’s provided (including the centre/clinic postcode)
- Geographical area covered
- Contact details (optional – phone and/or email)
- Referral (e.g. self-referral, via GP, etc.)
Please email this information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you help?
The MS Trust are urgently looking for volunteers to provide post-race sports massages to their runners participating in the Great North Run. Do you know a physio or sports therapist in the Newcastle area who could help? The event takes place in South Shields on Sunday 10 September. Please email email@example.com for more information.