Inequalities in access to health and social care

31 January, 2019 | Posted in:

At ‘the Way Forward’ on 1-2nd November, health care professionals were specifically in attendance to tackle the problem of variance in multiple sclerosis (MS) services. As Professor Gavin Giovannoni noted when he summed up progress midway through the event, unwanted variance could just as happily be referred to as ‘inequality’ and this is what Prof […]

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Starting the new year on a high

24 January, 2019 | Posted in:

We at the Neurology Academy are dedicated to delivering the very best educational experience to all our clients, whether through one of our MasterClasses, a roadshow or other supportive work. We put our heart into what we do, seeking to ultimately make a difference to people with neurological conditions through the clinicians who support them. […]

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Shortlisted at HSJ Partnership Awards 2019 for Best Educational Programme for the NHS

22 January, 2019 | Posted in:

The Neurology Academy is thrilled to announce that we've been shortlisted for the HSJ Partnership Awards 2019 in the category Best Educational Programme for the NHS! Our entry for this award is 'Addressing variation in MS services nationally through clinical engagement and collaboration'. This is done in a number of ways through our main MasterClass programmes and MS Variance meetings. [...]

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Variance in the provision of MS Nurse Specialists

18 January, 2019 | Posted in:

At the multiple sclerosis (MS) service variance event on the 2nd November, David Martin, CEO of the MS Trust, began his talk with an apology. ‘This brilliant report has been buried on the MS Trust website,’ he said. David was speaking to the room on the variance in provision of MS specialist nurses, and the report […]

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Consensus guidelines reached regarding pregnancy and MS

15 January, 2019 | Posted in: ,

A set of guidelines on multiple sclerosis (MS) and pregnancy have been produced for the UK, supported by the Association of British Neurologists. The first of their kind, the guidance covers all elements of care related to pregnancy for those living with MS, from pre-pregnancy support to management of medication during pregnancy, birth-related guidance and […]

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‘Getting it right first time (GIRFT)’ – using data to improve clinical services

11 January, 2019 | Posted in:

The national GIRFT programme was established by NHS Improvement in partnership with Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust and seeks to improve the quality of care within the NHS by reducing unwarranted variations. Dr Geraint Fuller leads on the neurology workstream and on 2nd November he presented to the ‘MS Services: the Way Forward’ conference […]

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Learning from others: lessons from cardiac surgery

4 January, 2019 | Posted in:

When faced with a daunting challenge, one of the best places to start is often to look at how others have tackled the same challenge; to take forward what they did well and to learn from their mistakes. On 2nd November, the multiple sclerosis (MS) community who had gathered in the name of ending MS […]

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MS Variance: Developing the systems and tools to end variance

21 December, 2018 | Posted in:

One of the discussions which happened time and time again during our ‘MS Service Provision in the UK; the Way Forward’ meeting on 1-2 November was around the systems, tools and mechanisms needed to end unwanted variance in MS services and support. From the usefulness of the systems for measuring disease progression to the systems […]

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