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MS in the media - 2 February 2018

27 January - 2 February 2018

These are links to news stories from the last week that may be of interest to people in the UK. The link beneath each item will take you to the original story.

Please note that the MS Trust did not write the original items and does not endorse their content nor any claims made in them.

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Review of all PIP claims following ruling

All personal independence payment (PIP) claims will be reviewed following a High Court ruling that the system discriminates against people with mental health issues. The current rules state that people can't say that they are unable to take a familiar journey if this is due to 'psychological distress'. The review will be of records not of claimants themselves. No timescale has been announced for the review, which will look at 1.6 million claims

Source: BBC
Source: Independent

MS Trust link: Benefits
MS Trust link: Review of PIP claims announced

Balance programme improved symptoms

A programme of balance and eye movement exercises was designed, including standing on difference surfaces, walking and visual stability tasks. The programme improved balance symptoms in a study of people with MS. Fatigue and dizziness measures also improved

Source: MedPage Today

MS Trust link: Balance