Patients as partners – raising the bar for MS during COVID-19

16 June, 2020 | Posted in: ,

As with all of the work taking place to improve MS services at present, the coronavirus pandemic has amplified the needs addressed by the Patients as Partners workstream.  Shift.ms have stated concisely that: ‘Those dealing with diagnosis and disease management are now doing so with reduced social support and face-to-face time with clinical teams. Health […]

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Raising the bar by encouraging healthy lifestyles

10 June, 2020 | Posted in: , ,

From webinars on ‘what to do in the event you get COVID-19’ and videos on prehabilitation and rehabilitation for the lungs, to webinars and resources on PPE for the mind and managing stress during the pandemic, various professionals from different backgrounds have been sharing their expertise during this time. The health lifestyle workstream has galvanised […]

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Data and audit – workstream update

9 December, 2019 | Posted in: ,

These two workstreams have been merged due to the significant overlap between them. Led by Professor Jeremy Hobart and Dr David Rog, they underpin much of our ability to make lasting change in the most effective way possible. So far: 100% of the professionals at the audit workstream session in July agreed to participate in […]

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Social determinants of health – workstream update

9 December, 2019 | Posted in: ,

The social determinants of health (SDoH) are life-enhancing resources (fig 1): Their distribution across populations effectively determines length and quality of life. It is critical that we address these elements if we are to ‘raise the bar’ for everyone with MS, irrespective of their background, circumstances, education or income. Our starting point is to gather […]

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Wellbeing and lifestyle – workstream update

9 December, 2019 | Posted in: ,

The need to look at a wider picture of a person’s health, wellness and lifestyle, including nutrition, movement, sleep and stress, is becoming more widely accepted. Stress has been found to trigger relapse in MS (Mohr: 2004), and evidence around moving more and eating non-processed, natural food linked to improved mental and physical health across […]

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Patients as partners – workstream update

9 December, 2019 | Posted in: ,

Shift.ms lead this workstream with their community of people living with MS, or MSers as they term themselves, sharing and supporting the development of a model that gives people with MS the tools, information and confidence they need to live their best life with MS, from treatments to activities, across work life and home life. […]

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The Leadership MasterClass

8 December, 2019 | Posted in: ,

The applicants for the first Leadership MasterClass, taking place in February 2020, have been selected. The nine successful delegates will attend their first retreat on 19th February for a three-day retreat, covering ‘leading in a VUCA world’, ‘leading self’, and ‘leading others’.  When asked how this course on change leadership is different to any other […]

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