What we do to influence health policy

We focus our influencing work on national health policies which affect people living with MS and the health professionals who support them.

What we do to influence health policy

Our values and approach

People are the foundation of our policy work – they enable us to speak out and they keep us relentlessly focused on why we do what we do. We believe that our voice is strongest when we speak on issues where we have expertise, experience and evidence.

Our values and approach

Involving you in our policy work

People living with MS are at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to involving people living with MS and the health professionals who support them in our influencing work.

Involving you in our policy work

What we think

Our policy positions set out what we think about different areas of health policy. These form the basis of our influencing activity.

What we think

Our current priorities

The issues we are currently focusing on are:

  • Equity of MS service provision
  • Efficiency and effectiveness of MS services
  • Security of MS services and specialists
  • The evidence around the importance of early treatment
  • Development of the NICE quality standard on multiple sclerosis
Our current priorities

Policy reports and publications

Find out more about what we think by reading our policy submissions and reports.

You can also find a selection of reports from other organisations relating to MS or neurological services.

Policy reports and publications

Our partnerships

We belong to a number of campaigning groups and alliances to support our policy and influencing work.

  • We attend meetings and present the views of people living with MS and the health professionals who support them
  • We share information, helping us all to be better informed about the needs of people using MS services
  • We build new relationships which help us influence decision-makers and bring about change.
Our partnerships