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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MS Academy in the ACNR

10 October, 2019 | Posted in: ,

The Advances in Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation journal (ACNR) have published a piece on the MS Academy’s second meeting, which was held between 8–9 July, to tackle MS service variation in the NHS. The article introduces a three-year plan and an actionable to-do list infographic about our workstreams to highlight what improvements need to be made within […]

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New roles for new ways of working

1 October, 2019 | Posted in:

The way that we work must change, we have heard time and again throughout this work to tackle MS service variance.  Some of that change can mean utilising previously untapped resources, drawing on outside teams and expertise, or even developing new roles. The role of the neuropharmacist is one that is rapidly changing, with neuropharmacy […]

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The audit so far and a call to arms

27 September, 2019 | Posted in: ,

Audit, the act of examining, measuring and comparing, is the ultimate in information finding. It is essential to understand the current situation and to know whether improvement is being made over time.  When we first set out to tackle service variance in MS, we heard about the necessity of audit and quality improvement tools in […]

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