Workstream E: Wellness and lifestyle – Get involved

9 August, 2019 | Posted in:

Dr Agne Straukiene, consultant neurologist at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, is a representative on the national ‘Raising the bar’ steering group and the lead for this workstream. Objectives: To review the evidence that wellness and lifestyle interventions improve MS outcomes To define measurable outcomes in this area. To set achievable goals for […]

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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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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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Leading for change – equipping you to raise the bar for MS services

6 August, 2019 | Posted in: ,

‘Leadership is, simply put, influencing someone for the common good’. Professor Gabriele De Luca and Barbara Hoese, President of Pentecore Coaching LLC, a leadership development and coaching firm, led an interactive presentation, exploring what leadership is, the skills needed to effect change, and how best to equip our clinicians to do it. Beginning with a […]

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Participate in our audit of MS services

5 August, 2019 | Posted in:

Delegates at our meeting MS Service Provision in the UK 2019: Raising the Bar agreed in principle to participate in the pilot audit; the aim of the audit is to help improve the lives of people with MS AND the work lives of their health care professionals (us) at a time when the challenges and pressures […]

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Neuropharmacist faculty member’s project featured in MS Trust publication

11 July, 2019 | Posted in:

The MS Trust has just released its fifth issue of ‘MS in Practice’, a valuable resource outlining examples of positive practice and reviewing the practical application of new guidance for those with an interest in multiple sclerosis (MS). This particular issue features an article about the disease-modifying therapy (DMT) cost calculator, developed by neuropharmacist and […]

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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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