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Chris Jones (left) Jill Holt (right)

MS Trust timeline

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The MS Trust, originally the MS Research Trust, is founded by Chris Jones and Jill Holt.
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Our first publication, The MS Information Pack, is sent out to every neurologist in the country.
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We hold our first annual Conference for health professionals working in MS and Open Door is published for the first time.
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The MS Trust Enquiry Service is launched.
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We run the first foundation training course for MS nurses.
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We help set up the MS Risk Sharing Scheme, enabling people with MS to access DMDs.
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Our new books MS Explained and Exercises for people with MS are published.
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We work with the Royal College of Physicians on the first of three audits into the state of MS services in the UK.
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We launch our Move it for MS DVD with Mr Motivator.
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Our Women’s guide to sex and MS wins a BMA Patient Information Award.
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We produce a new book for families affected by MS, Talking with your kids about MS.
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We begin GEMSS, a project to generate evidence for the value of MS specialist nurses.
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We publish the results of our Is MS Care Fair report, highlighting inequalities in MS services for people with progressive MS.
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We appoint the first MS Trust-funded MS specialist nurse and launch our Advanced MS Champion Programme.
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We launch MSTV, our YouTube channel for young people affected by MS.
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We appoint the first Advanced MS Champion in Salford.
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The MS Trust is featured on the BBC Lifeline appeal.
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We appoint our second and third Advanced MS Champions in Swansea and Cumbria.
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Our MS Specialist nurse programme continues to grow, with new nurses appointed in South Tees, Lothian, Hull, North Lincs and Goole and Coventry.
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We work with the NHS and six other charities to launch a new toolkit for people with progressive neurological conditions.

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We couldn't do it without you

We receive no funding from the Government or the NHS. It's wholly due to the generosity of people like you supporting the Trust that we can continue our mission to ensure nobody has to manage MS alone.

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