The MS Trust is funding new MS nurses across the UK. But we need your help.
An MS nurse is at the very heart of the care needed by someone with MS. Sadly, we estimate that 2 out of 3 people with MS in the UK – about 68,000 people – live in areas where there are not enough MS nurses, and they are missing out on vital services as a result.
The MS Trust believes that people with MS deserve so much more, so we're funding new MS nurses to ensure that no one is left to manage MS alone.
Just one new MS nurse in an area where they are desperately needed would make such a massive difference for people living with MS. More time could be spent looking at people’s pain relief, mobility and independence. And more time could be spent with people with progressive MS, like Jon, who can often be overlooked.
The MS Trust will be funding new MS nurses in Leicester and Bradford very soon – two of the worst affected areas for MS nurse access. But this is just the start. 58 new MS nurses are needed in total across the UK.
It costs the MS Trust £52,500 to recruit, train and pay for a new MS nurse for 15 months, after which point the NHS will take over funding for the posts. Although, of course, the MS Trust will continue to support all the new MS nurses with training and development, as it does for all MS nurses in the UK.
You have the power to make all this possible. We receive no government or NHS funding and rely solely on the generosity of our supporters. So please, if you can, donate to the MS Trust to support new MS nurses in the UK today.
Thank you for your support. #no1alone