13 - 19 August 2016
These are links to news stories from the last week that may be of interest to people in the UK. The link beneath each item will take you to the original story.
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Wales lagging behind in access to treatment
Only about half of people with MS in Wales who might benefit from treatment with a disease modifying drug are receiving treatment according to a survey by the MS Society. The rate is lower than in other parts of the UK.
MS Trust link: MS Decisions - a guide to the disease modifying drugs
High blood pressure may be associated with MS progression
Neurological Alliance report on neurology and primary care
A report has found that GPs in England have low levels of confidence in the ability of local services and systems to manage neurology patients effectively without unnecessary delays.
Source: Neurological Alliance
MS Trust link: MS Forward View - a project to look at equity of access to services for everyone with a diagnosis of MS