MS Trust funded research
The MS Trust is invaluable in funding research which explores aspects of management and care that have immediate relevance to the daily lives of people with MS.
Dr Jenny Freeman, Associate Professor in Physiotherapy
The MS Trust funds research that can make a difference to the lives of people who are living with MS now.
We focus on three key areas:
- Improving services
- Improving treatments
- Improving support
We have invested over £824,000 in the past five years, funding projects which have shown the value of FES, fatigue management programmes and MS nurses, as well as repeated audits to highlight where MS services must be improved. But there is so much more we would like to do.
GEMSS (Generating evidence in multiple sclerosis services)
This project aims to help professionals working in MS to evaluate their services, and demonstrate what works best to meet the needs of people with MS and their families. More about GEMSS
- Bone marrow cell treatment for chronic multiple sclerosis
This study is investigating whether stem cells taken from the bone marrow can slow down the progression of MS in people with secondary or primary progressive MS. More
- Pilates based core stability training: a randomised controlled trial
This clinical trial builds on a previous series of case studies investigating the effectiveness of core stability training in improving people's mobility and balance. More
- Can a fatigue management programme developed for one centre be replicated at other UK sites?
A group fatigue management programme for people with MS was previously developed in a pilot study at University Hospital, Birmingham. The overall aim of this three year study is to test whether the programme can achieve reproducible results when used in a further eight centres throughout the United Kingdom. More