6 - 12 July 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.
Please note that the MS Trust did not write the original items and does not endorse their content nor any claims made in them.
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Poor experiences require national plan for neurology
People in England with neurological conditions are facing long waiting times, poor access to specialists and a lack of personalised care, according to a report/survey by the Neurological Alliance. They call for a National Plan for Neurology and suggest people write to their MPs
Source: Neurological Alliance
MS Trust link: Call for national neurology plan following largest ever survey of people with neurological conditions - MS Trust news item
Regular standing helps symptoms
Opicinumab trial unsuccessful
A trial comparing people taking Avonex (interferon beta 1a) with or without opicinumab (anti-LINGO-1) failed to show an effect on walking and upper limb coordination. Another study, already fully recruited, is starting focussing on people within 20 years of onset - a subgroup who seemed to do best in the original trial.
Source: National MS Society (USA)
MS Trust link: Drugs in development
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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