Remote and rural: pros and cons of using virtual appointments
Rachel Morrison, an experienced MS nurse who covers a remote area of Scotland, discusses her experience of running virtual appointments. Rachel talks through some of her success stories as well as the challenges she's faced and how she's overcome them. A must-watch for other MS health professionals who are still getting to grips with seeing patients remotely.
New: TiMS self-reported assessment tool
The TiMS national working group have produced an MS self-reported assessment tool for people with MS. It offers a patient centred approach providing individuals an opportunity to self-evaluate their MS and to use this information during consultations with their MDT.
Case studies of innovative practice
We asked MS health professionals about innovative methods they use in their practice: creating a resource for implementing these methods in other services.
Capacity planning and business cases
Learn about evaluating current service capacity, markers of an effective MS service, and how to write a strong business case.
MS Nurse Mapping 2018 report
A report mapping the provision of MS specialist nursing across the UK, which outlines changes in numbers of nurses since 2016 and highlights shortages in provision.
Developing relapse services
Our practical consensus guide, Eight steps to improving your relapse service, features downloadable resources to help improve relapse care.
Improving services for people with advanced MS
One focus of our MS Forward View was care for people with advanced MS: our report shows how services can be improved and capacity increased.
Tools for defending MSSN posts
Our resources have been developed in conjunction with other neurological charities to help specialist nurses whose posts may be under threat.
Improving DMD provision efficiency
Our workforce mapping approach shows how teams can safely and efficiently manage and monitor increasing numbers of people with MS on DMDs.
Generating Evidence in MS Services
We collected evidence about how services work best for people with MS and developed tools to build the skills and capabilities of MS nurses.
More resources from the MS Trust
A report that makes important, practical recommendations for commissioners designing and allocating resources for MS services, for MS allied health professionals working in a changing and challenging environment, and to the national organisations with an interest in protecting and developing services for people with MS.
A report that assesses the case for the value of MS specialist nursing and outlines the work needed to strengthen this case further. It is intended for all members of the MS community, including MS patient organisations, those responsible for managing and commissioning MS services, neurologists and specialist nurses themselves.
A straightforward guide for health professionals and managers in MS services to the complex commissioning arrangements for MS services in England.
A briefing paper summarising the number of neurology nurses (covering MS along with other long-term neurological conditions), the benefits and challenges of the role from their perspective and issues related to supporting nurses in this role.