Hospice and neurological rehabilitation charity Sue Ryder estimates that a lack of dedicated neurological care and rehabilitation services in Scotland means that up to 1,000 people are being cared for in inappropriate settings.
Researchers have reported that people drinking more than 900 ml of coffee each day, roughly equivalent to three average-size mugs, are up to 30% less likely to develop multiple sclerosis than people who drink no coffee.
Recommendations from the EMA to reduce the risk of PML for those at high risk taking the multiple sclerosis disease modifying drug Tysabri (natalixzumab) suggest increasing the frequency of MRI scans.
Last week the Public Accounts Committee has published its report into services for people with neurological conditions. The report by the influential parliamentary committee recognises the ongoing challenges facing neurology services finding that, despite a similar review in 2012, there is still “wide variation across the country in access, outcomes and patient experience.”