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

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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New ways of working and embracing patients as true partners in service delivery

For many years, the importance of involving patients in service evaluation and planning has been a gold standard to commissioning cycles and service planning, and the necessity of shared decision-making has underpinned positive healthcare practice. However, the involvement of patients as equal partners in service delivery itself is a lesser-known concept.  At ‘Raising the bar’ […]

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Workstream B: Patients as partners – Get involved

Shift.ms are leading this workstream, with CEO George Pepper member of the ‘Raising the Bar’ steering group and service designer Rob Sloan leading the workstream. Objective: To support people with MS to understand and take control of their condition and how they manage it. Overview of the workstream The workstream reviewed the considerable evidence that […]

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Focus on the workstreams: Patients as partners

‘Supporting people with MS to understand and take control of their condition and how they manage it.’ Shift.ms are leading this workstream, with CEO George Pepper member of the ‘Raising the Bar’ steering group and Service designer Rob Sloan leading the workstream session. Objective: To develop an expert patient course designed by and for pwMS […]

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MS Variance: Empowered patients and the role of self-directed care

During the course of the two day MS Variance event, participants heard about the importance of engaging, involving, and empowering people living with MS as a key piece to ending service variation. A core view expressed during various presentations both by professionals involved in healthcare, people living with MS, and those with experience of both, […]

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