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MS in the media

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21 - 27 November 2015

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.

Please note that the MS Trust did not write the original items and does not endorse their content nor any claims made in them.

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Social care crisis

The MS Society chief executive writes about the increasing restrictions on social care and how this is bad for people with MS and for the NHS.

Source: Huffington Post

MS Trust link: Social care

Artists with MS

Two artists depict their MS in photography and artworks.  The introduction includes mention of the MS Trust's GEMSS report into MS nursing in the UK.

Source: Vice

MS Trust link: GEMSS (MS nursing in the UK project)

Spending Review

The Chancellor of the Exchequer's spending review touched on areas that may affect people with MS, including changes to some benefits, cuts to the Department of Work and Pensions and funding for health and social care services.

Source: Daily Telegraph
Source: Guardian
Source: BBC
Source: Nuffield Trust

Reporting medically unfit drivers

The General Medical Council (GMC) has issued draft guidelines that strengthens the obligation on GPs to report people who continue to drive once deemed medically unfit to do so to the DVLA.  People with MS are required to inform the DVLA of their diagnosis, and are usually issued with a licence that requires renewing every three years.

Source: Guardian

MS Trust link: Driving with MS

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