4 - 10 May 2019
These are links to news stories about multiple sclerosis from the last week that may be of interest to people affected by MS in the UK. The link beneath each item will take you to the original story.
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Ocrevus approved for PPMS
The first disease modifying drug for people with primary progressive MS in England has been approved by NICE. Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) will be available for prescription for people with early, inflammatory primary progressive MS. Talks are underway about availability in the rest of the UK.
MS Trust link: Good news! NICE approves Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) for primary progressive MS (includes the eligibility criteria for the drug)
Lack of services for people with advanced MS
David Martin of the MS Trust talks about the injustice of the two tier system for people with MS, where people who are eligible for a disease modifying drug are more likely to get a good service than those who aren't. He discussed the Advance MS Champions project that is trying to start to address this problem
MS Trust link: Advanced MS Champions
Move it for MS Nick's story
7 Oct 2021 - 00:00
Nick, was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis at the start of the first lockdown. In this story we talk to him about how he coped with his diagnosis and how running helps him with his MS.
David's diary - Inclusion and diversity, where are we now?
6 Oct 2021 - 00:00
Just over a year ago we published a diary entry about Inclusivity and Diversity at the MS Trust. In this piece we take a look at what's changed since then and what we still need to do.
Flu season 2021
4 Oct 2021 - 00:00
This year is likely to involve a bigger flu vaccination programme in the UK, including for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), due to the circulation of Covid-19 at the same time. Here we discuss who's eligible for a flu jab on the NHS and how to get one.
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