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Way Ahead Volume 16 Part 4 (October 2012)

Policy and campaigning

Alice Hamilton, Policy Officer, MS Trust

Policy news including latest developments in the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The information needs of the newly diagnosed

Jane Havercroft, Information Officer, MS Trust

Details of research commissioned by the MS Trust to inform a new information resource for the newly diagnosed.

Patient-centred care: what's the problem?

Alison Smith, Rehabilitation Specialist Nurse MS, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby

Patient-centred care, being responsive to the patient's needs and preferences, is at the heart of MS care and many programmes in the NHS. This article looks at the potential shortcomings of the patient-centred approach, where assessment and intervention is directed at one person without considering the wider context of their social environment.

My experience of working with NICE in a Guideline Development Group

Noreen Barker, MS Specialist Nurse, Hertfordshire Neurological Service, Abbots Langley

Article explores the experience of being part of the Guideline Development Group working with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in collaboration with the National Clinical Guidelines Centre for the Urinary incontinence in neurological disease guideline (CG148).

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