Chairman's Blog March 2018 - Brain Health

Promoting Brain Health in MS is an international campaign to raise awareness and promote best practice in the treatment of MS This vast undertaking evaluates current practice, campaigns for better provision and raises many issues concerning MS care and treatment often overlooked in the pressures of everyday clinical practice.

The Brain health team comprises internationally renowned medical specialists in MS and provides, in the form of a major report, a comprehensive review of the social and economic impact, diagnosis, treatment and importance of timely intervention in MS.

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MS Fatigue Management Course

Thursday 10th January 2019 saw the start of the 15th FACETS course funded by MS Research. Standing for Fatigue: Applying Cognitive behavioural and Energy effectiveness Techniques to life Style, FACETS is a group based therapy programme, initially designed by members of the psychology, research and clinical teams at Poole Hospital in Dorset and the University of Bournemouth, which has so far helped over 100 people in the Bristol area.

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Pip and Deb - Amazing Fundraisers

On the 6th August Paul Pipkin (Pip) will be embarking on a 211 mile walk for MS Research. He will start in Whitehaven on the west coast of England and end up at St Mary's lighthouse on the east coast going via the historic Hadrian’s Wall.

Since Pip’s wife Deb was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 12 years ago they have both become dedicated fundraisers for MS charities and have supported MS Research since 2015 for which we are extremely grateful.

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Treatment algorithms for MS - Modifying Therapies

Our chair Dr Rosie Jones shares her thoughts on ‘Treatment Algorithms for Multiple Sclerosis Disease-Modifying Therapies’ (full document here)- an important document recently released by NHS England which updates the current guidance for medical professionals on drugs and other therapeutic approaches in early relapse/remitting MS.

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Online Research Survey - Perspectives on Using Cannabis-based Medicines as Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the UK

We have an opportunity for you take part in a short online survey on perspectives towards using cannabis-based medicines as treatment for Multiple Sclerosis in the UK.

The research conducted is by a King’s College London student who aims to investigate views towards the availability and accessibility of cannabis-based medicines such as Sativex in the UK. This is a voluntary questionnaire particularly aimed at family members and carers of those affected by MS.

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