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For many, MS nurses are a lifeline but, sadly, we know that some people are missing out on the vital care and support they provide, simply because there are currently not enough of them. The MS Trust recently published a report into nurse provision across the UK, this blog looks at some of the key findings.
- Heavy caseloads for MS specialist nurses
- Ocrevus slows progression in upper limbs
- Parenting with MS
- Trains and planes and disability
- Vitamin D recommendation
The MS Trust is delighted to announce that South Tees, NHS Lothian, Hull and North Lincs and Goole will be the next areas to benefit from our pioneering Specialist Nurse Programme.
Spencer Bull was the vice-captain of the GB squad at last month’s Invictus Games. Here the British Army Lieutenant Colonel talks to us about “taking back control” following an MS diagnosis.
What do you do when the disease modifying drug (DMD) you've chosen isn't working? In this guest blog, Lauren shares her thoughts around choosing an MS treatment and what it is like having to change to a new one.
The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has decided that fampridine (Fampyra) will not be made available on the NHS in Scotland for people with MS-related walking problems.
Kate guest blogs about her experiences taking part in a clinical trial for the drug bexarotene.
- The effect of pregnancy on MS
- Ocrevus for PPMS decision paused
- Coexisting conditions affect atrophy
- Medical cannabis rule change in Jersey
Spasticity and spasms are a common symptom of MS and can have a big impact on your daily life. To find out how they can be successfully treated and managed, we put some of your questions to physiotherapist, Katrina Buchanan.
25 years ago, the MS Trust was founded on Christmas card sales and they still play a crucial role today in enabling us to support everyone affected by MS.
When MS Trust supporter Tim Sorrell signed up to his first parkrun, somewhat reluctantly, he could never have imagined the positive difference it would make to his life. He explains what makes it so special.
Since the first event back in 2004, parkrun has grown into something of a national phenomenon, with hundreds of thousands of people taking part every Saturday, come rain or shine. Now parkrun wants more people with disabilities and long-term health conditions to get involved, be it through running, wheeling, walking or volunteering. Katherine Goulder is one of parkrun’s Outreach Ambassadors for MS. Here she tells us how parkrun very quickly became part of her own Saturday routine and why others with MS should get involved too.
Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills, whose mum has MS, recently presented our BBC Lifeline Appeal. Here he tells us how his family have adapted to his mum’s MS diagnosis, the importance of speaking out about MS, and why his mum is his biggest inspiration.
From 1 November, specialist clinicains will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products to patients with exceptional clinical need.
A new report published this week by the MS Trust finds that many MS specialist nurses are routinely managing more patients than the recommended caseload. As a result, people with MS are missing out on the vital care and support they need and deserve.
From 1 November, medicinal cannabis can be prescribed by specialist doctors. We look at what is meant by medicinal cannabis, how legislation is changing and what this means for people with MS.
NICE has announced that it is pausing the publication of final guidance on ocrelizumab for PPMS while further discussions take place between drug company and NHS England.
Car enthusiast Nico has organised a rather unique driving challenge to raise funds for the MS Trust. Here he tells us what the challenge involves, the inspiration behind it, and how you can sign up.