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We believe that no one should have to manage MS alone.

The MS Trust ensures that people with multiple sclerosis have the specialist care and information they need to get on with their lives.

MS specialist nurses are vital in helping people living with MS deal with their diagnosis, consider their treatment options and adjust to living well with MS. That’s why we believe that every one of the 110,000 people living with MS in the UK should have access to an MS specialist nurse; we’re working with the NHS to fund new MS specialist nurses in areas that need them most. And, since 2000, we’ve provided the essential training for every new MS specialist nurse in the UK. We also support the multidisciplinary MS team with residential training, study days and the biggest annual conference for MS professionals in the UK.

I consider myself lucky to have an MS nurse, but my MS has changed so much and the future does scare me a little. Knowing that there will be enough local MS nurses for everyone takes away this fear. I know whatever happens, I won’t be facing MS alone

- Jon Knight, 43, who was diagnosed 10 years ago

In recognition that many people with MS are missing out on vital proactive care, the charity has created an advanced MS champions programme. Our Champions will identify those who need help most, establish clear care pathways, co-ordinate care and deliver individualised care to support people with advanced MS and their carers.

We believe people with MS should be equal partners in their care; to achieve that, we provide trusted information. Our information service is here for you when you need it:

  • Working with people with MS and their health professionals, our dedicated, professional team ensures that the information we provide is accurate, up-to-date and usable.
  • Producing high quality, evidence-based booklets and practical online resources
  • Investigating and disseminating current research and news about MS
  • Connecting people online and through social media – enabling communities to form and share their MS journeys.
  • And the team is always available to talk about your MS through our confidential enquiry service.

Your information is so easy to get your head around but not too basic and dumbed down. Much more valuable information than the other providers.

- Service user

All our information is free: whether online, by telephone, through your health professional or direct to your door – including our quarterly newsletter: Open Door.

We receive no funding from the Government or the NHS.

It's wholly due to the generosity of people like you supporting the Trust that we can ensure that no one has to manage MS alone.

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