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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MS Specialist Nurse vacancy in Oxford

9 October, 2019 | Posted in:

The MS Academy would like to advertise a job opportunity within the Oxford region. Oxford University Hospitals are looking for an exceptional candidate to join their well established service. As a specialist nurse your responsibilities will include: Undertaking nurse-led clinics to support symptom management, co-ordination treatment pathways for patients receiving disease modifying therapy. Delivering high […]

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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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Effective provision and monitoring of DMTs

27 September, 2019 | Posted in:

There has been a huge focus on the safety and efficacy of both provision and monitoring of disease-modifying therapies for MS over the past few years, and with the dramatic increase in the variety and availability of the treatment it is unsurprising. At the first MS Variance event we heard from neuropharmacist Rachel Dorsey-Campbell on […]

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Fellowship in Population Health vacancy

24 September, 2019 | Posted in:

Health Education England is launching a one-year pilot in population health, targeted at healthcare workers in the NHS. The pilot aims to develop and grow a workforce of professionals who will incorporate population health into their everyday jobs and will ultimately add to the ever-growing group of population health workforce from multiple disciplines. Population health […]

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MS MasterClass 7 project winners announced

23 September, 2019 | Posted in: ,

We would like to congratulate MS MasterClass graduate Rachel Morrison on winning the MS7 intermodule project award! Rachel’s project explored the use of an MS Passport in her patient population in the Western Isles, examining the personal, clinical, and cost benefits of a self-monitored, hand-held record of each individual’s MS. The MS MasterClass is a […]

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Wellness and lifestyle – Focussing on the best practice currently available

18 September, 2019 | Posted in:

The array of evidence emerging around lifestyle risk factors for long term conditions is staggering, from the more expected vascular risks like smoking and alcohol misuse, to highly unexpected risks such as loneliness and even mid-life hearing loss. This workstream is exploring the evidence specifically relating to wellness and lifestyle interventions, and a renewed focus […]

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