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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Workstream D: Social determinants of health – Get involved

9 August, 2019 | Posted in: ,

Dr Helen Ford, Consultant Neurologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, and Prof Gavin Giovannoni, Professor of Neurology at Barts and The London led the initial discussions for this workstream. They invite other MS Academy members to join as lead representatives to help take the projects forward. Objectives: To review how the social determinants of health affect […]

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Focus on the workstreams: Social determinants of health

7 June, 2019 | Posted in: ,

How can we as healthcare professionals address social determinants of health? Gavin Giovannoni, Professor of Neurology at Barts and The London is the chair for the national ‘Raising the bar’ steering group and the lead for this workstream. Dr Helen Ford, consultant neurologist and MSologist at Leeds Teaching Hospital, will co-chair the workstream. ‘The social […]

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