People with MS are missing out on vital support
Thousands of people with MS are missing out on the vital care and support they need, simply because there are currently not enough MS nurses in the UK. This is not fair. Here at the MS Trust we're working hard to address the shortage of MS nurses. But we can't do it without you.
Latest figures show there are now approximately 130,000 people in the UK with MS, an increase of 21% on previous estimates. For many of these people, MS specialist nurses are a lifeline but, worryingly, thousands are missing out on the vital care and support they provide, simply because there are currently not enough MS nurses in the UK, and the nurses we do have are juggling unmanageable caseloads.
This is not fair. Here at the MS Trust we believe that everyone with MS should have access to an MS specialist nurse. MS nurses are vital for people living with MS. They can help them adjust to diagnosis, consider complicated treatment options, manage a wide range of symptoms and learn to live well with an unpredictable, often debilitating, lifelong condition.
What are we doing about it?
The MS Trust is working hard to address the shortage of MS nurses. Through our Specialist Nurse Programme, we’ve already funded seven extra nurses in the areas across the UK that need them most, and over the coming months and years, we will be funding even more, ensuring people with MS have the specialist support they need and deserve.
But we can't do it without you
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