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

22 August, 2019 | Posted in: ,

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

9 August, 2019 | Posted in: ,

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

21 June, 2019 | Posted in: ,

‘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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Raising the bar for MS: patients as partners

21 June, 2019 | Posted in: ,

George Pepper, CEO of online ‘MSer’ community Shift.ms, talks to us about how we engage patients as meaningful partners in managing their condition and why this MS workstream will help tackle variance and raise the bar for people with MS. Shift.ms as a company are leading this workstream and George is a steering group representative […]

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

3 December, 2018 | Posted in: ,

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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