MS in Practice archive

MS in Practice was a publication from the MS Trust for MS health professionals. It provided essential updates on the latest thinking in multiple sclerosis care in a digestible format.

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Edition #7: January 2020

Read the seventh edition of MS in Practice (PDF, 4.2 MB)

In this edition:

  • 2019 MS Trust Conference Review
  • Poster Exhibition
  • Qudos Awards
  • Demonstrating Value for commissioners and managers
  • Gut microbiota and the immune system - Dr Peter Connick
  • Food Coma - Prof Gavin Giovannoni
  • Pelvic-floor issues for women with MS - Dr Sohier Elniel
  • MS and Sleep - Dr Neil Stanley
  • Vitamin D and bone health in MS - Dr Joost Smolders
  • Pregnancy and MS - Trudy Williams, Sarah White and Dr Peter Brex
  • Palliative Care - Dr Jonathan Koffman
  • Advanced Care Planning - Dr Ruth Isherwood and Catherine Kelly

Edition #6: October 2019

Read the sixth edition of MS in Practice (PDF, 1.4 MB)

In this edition:

  • Study finds MSSNs are still under pressure from increasing workload
  • £3m funding boost will increase international research into brain tissue
  • Raising the bar on services for everyone living with MS
  • Introducing Helen Govey, Health Professional Programme Coordinator
  • AFOs and FES are comparable as foot drop interventions
  • MS Trust celebrates awards for patient information
  • NICE rejects Sativex as a treatment for MS spasticity
  • Talking MS with young people

Edition #5: July 2019

Read the fifth edition of MS in Practice (PDF, 410 KB)

In this edition:

  • Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) for people with Primary Progressive MS
  • New DMD pregnancy guidelines
  • Introducing Paru Naik, interim Director of Health Professional Programmes
  • QuDoS in MS 2019
  • Reducing wait times in the Leicester MS service
  • Encouraging people to be more active - talking about exercise
  • Quality of Life checklist tool
  • The costs of DMD monitoring

Edition #4: February 2019

Read the fourth edition of MS in Practice (PDF, 522KB)

In this edition:

  • MS nurses are overstretched despite increase in numbers
  • Joint working creates progressive neurological condition pathway
  • Helping people to get active for MS Awareness Week 2019
  • Talking is the first step to treating sexual dysfunction in MS
  • Managing neuropathic pain in MS is about so much more than drugs
  • It’s everyone’s job to promote the role of a healthy lifestyle in managing MS
  • Record-breaking year for poster entries

Edition #3: October 2018

Read the third edition of MS in Practice (PDF, 522KB)

In this edition:

  • Ten years on: Risk Sharing Scheme has transformed MS care and provided hope
  • Happy birthday, MS Trust
  • Talking about… Clinical trials: Research in clinic
  • View from the frontline: Creating MS nurse clinic template letters
  • Boosting access to specialist nurses: looking back over one year of the SNP
  • Festive fundraising
  • Download the Clinic Consultation Template (Word) referred to in this issue.

Edition #2: July 2018

Read the second edition of MS in Practice (PDF 522KB)

In this edition:

  • Increase in requests for stem cells as a 'miracle cure'
  • The app for reducing fatigue
  • Using holistic care and multidisciplinary working for shared decision making with MS patients
  • Online mindfulness
  • TiMS competency tool for delivering the best standards of care
  • Using digital health to improve patient experience
  • MS Trust fundraising news

Edition #1: February 2018

Read the first edition of MS in Practice (PDF, 479KB)

In this edition:

  • Report on the 2017 MS Trust Conference: key highlights from lectures, seminars and workshops
  • MS Trust charity news
  • Policy news – including recent NICE recommendations
  • QuDoS in MS recognition programme
  • MS Trust fundraising news
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