Paper published on disease-modifying therapies for MS and COVID-19

17 April, 2020 | Posted in: , ,

Professor Gavin Giovannoni has published a commentary paper on ‘The COVID-19 pandemic and the use of MS disease-modifying therapies’ in Elsevier.  During the coronavirus pandemic, one of the biggest areas of discussion and concern amongst the multiple sclerosis (MS) community has been around disease-modifying therapies. From what to begin and how, to safe monitoring, to […]

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MS Academy in Neurodigest

17 April, 2020 | Posted in: ,

Neurodigest have just published a piece on how unique education creates clinical leaders and transforms services.  Part of Neurology Academy, whose vision is to deliver uniquely practical education to produce specialist clinical leaders and transform local healthcare, MS Academy’s variety of bespoke courses follows the hugely successful model established 18 years ago for Parkinson’s. Fully […]

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Survey: Understanding views of neurology trainees in the UK about MS as an area of sub-specialty interest

16 April, 2020 | Posted in:

Do you want to develop specialist skills in multiple sclerosis? Research undertaken by Dr Riffat Tanveer has shown trainee neurologists largely feel unsupported in developing skills in this specialist area. Complete our short survey to help us understand your views as a neurology trainee about pursuing a neurology sub-speciality. Start Survey Dear Colleague, I am […]

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Webinar: Running a remote MS service during the COVID-19 pandemic

15 April, 2020 | Posted in:

Please note that all session and slide content are the views of the Speakers, not the MS Academy. The content of the recording is the speaker’s personal opinion at the time of recording. Due to the everchanging situation, advice given at the time of recording is subject to change. Chairs Summary Consultant neurologists Dr Niall […]

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MS Nurse Specialist vacancy in Basildon

15 April, 2020 | Posted in:

The MS Academy would like to advertise a job opportunity in the Essex region. Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are looking to recruit a Multiple Sclerosis Nurse Practitioner (Band 6). The post holder will be involved at a senior level in the delivery of MS services at Basildon hospital, including giving comprehensive […]

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‘Rapid guidance’ from NICE released on managing COVID-19 in primary care

9 April, 2020 | Posted in:

New guidance on community management of patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19, alongside specific advice on managing those with pneumonia, have been published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). The guidelines, released last week, are part of a series of ‘rapid guidance’ that NICE is developing in response to the coronavirus […]

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Parkinson’s Academy alumni provide Italy with unique way to remotely manage patients during the Covid-19 crisis

8 April, 2020 | Posted in:

The healthcare challenges under the COVID-19 pandemic are broad, from the direct impact of those ill from the virus, to the difficulties in maintaining patient support and providing frontline care to people requiring regular input into their care. People with Parkinson’s are amongst the population of patients who are predominantly older, are considered vulnerable and […]

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