3 - 9 August 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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Draft NICE guideline on medicinal cannabis published
NICE published its draft guideline on using cannabis-based medicinal products to treat nausea and vomiting that is difficult to control, chronic pain, spasticity and severe treatment-resistant epilepsy. The guideline does not recommend cannabis-based medicines for epilepsy, chronic pain or spasticity. Sativex is mentioned specifically as being too expensive to treat spasticity in MS.
Lack of residential care for younger people with disability
The lack of suitable housing for younger people with disability has been highlighted Nina Thair was diagnosed with MS at 29, continued to work, was promoted to assistant head teacher and traveled widely. Now aged 46, she is dependent on a wheelchair and unable to live in her own flat. She is currently living in an old people’s home because the local council says there is nowhere else suitable for her.
MS Trust link: Social care
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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