Cover of equitable provision report 2016

In 2016, we repeated our successful 2014 survey of UK specialist MS nurse teams.

The resulting map shows MS specialist nurse capacity against the number of people across the UK. The findings are written up in our MS Specialist Nursing in the UK 2016: Report on Progress Towards Equitable Provision (PDF 487kb). 

The map shows:

  • every centre in the UK where MS specialist nurses or neurology specialist nurses with MS within their caseload are employed and/or disease modifying drugs are prescribed. Note: the map does not show places where MS clinics are held as outposts of other centres, with visiting staff
  • each clinical commissioning group/health board categorised by the amount of MS nurse capacity available per person with MS. The colour coding of each area represents whether the area is within the MS Trust recommended ‘sustainable’ caseload of 358 people with MS per whole time MS nurse.

The map is correct as of July 2016.

Full details of the methodology used to count and map MS nurses to populations and the assumptions made about MS prevalence are given in MS Specialist Nursing in the UK 2016: Report on Progress Towards Equitable Provision (PDF 487kb), which also summarises the findings of this work at population level.

For any questions about the data, or to suggest corrections to the map, please email gemss@mstrust.org.uk

To find an MS health professional in your area, see our map of MS services.

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