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Open Door: we’d like your views!

Four archive editions of Open Door, the MS Trust's newsletter

If you’re on the MS Trust mailing list you should have recently received the February edition of our quarterly newsletter Open Door. (If you haven’t received it, email us at  And if you’re not on our mailing list why not sign up for the paper or email edition?)

The new issue includes an update on research into Vitamin D, a series of features on mobility issues, plus features on our work supporting MS nurses, our regular round-up of MS research and news from our fundraising team.

Open Door is now sixteen years old, so it feels like a timely moment to look back on its past and start thinking about its future. When it was first published in 1997 it was a simple four-page letter from the Trust, providing updates on the newly launched MS nurse forum and giving thanks to London Marathon runners.

We’re now beginning to prepare a new-look, expanded, magazine-style Open Door, incorporating all the existing features into a more readable, user-friendly format. We want to make sure you continue to receive up-to-the-minute news on research, practical information on the latest therapies and features on people affected by MS, as well as the latest news on our work and how you can get involved.

But to ensure Open Door stays relevant it’s vital that we hear your views. Is there anything you’d like to see more of? Are there things you’d like to see less of? What are the issues that really concern you? If you have a few moments we’d appreciate it if you could fill in our short survey. Or if it’s easier, let us know your thoughts in the comments box below or email

The editorial in the very first issue of Open Door concluded “The Trust is a small organisation with an enormous job to do, a job we mean to do properly. But we need your help”. This is as true today as it was in 1997. With your help we hope to make Open Door an even better, more useful publication for all our readers – so please share your thoughts!

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