At our second event to ‘raise the bar for MS’ this July, every MS centre in attendance was invited to submit a poster, highlighting an area of practice that they were proud of, that they felt ‘raised the bar’ for MS locally. Delegates voted for the poster they thought was most inspirational, and the winner was the ‘My Medical Record’ project in Southampton (first poster). Posters ranged from community care to safety in disease-modifying therapies, from paediatric MS to digital solutions for highly rural areas.

Multiple Sclerosis & My Medical Record: an Innovative Project
Mavis Ayer, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Chappell R, Goff K, & Kipps C

Acupuncture for Multiple Sclerosis Pain
Daisy Cam, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Exercise Education for people with Multiple Sclerosis (EEMS II)
Helen Curran and David Berry, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust

A multi-disciplinary approach to relapse or infection in a community setting
Nicola Daykin, Nottingham City care Community Neurology Team


MS Leadership Programme
Gabriele De Luca, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford & Barbara Hoese, Pentecore Coaching, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pharmacy-led prescribing of natalizumab improves the quality of monitoring and overall patient safety
Rachel Dorsey-Campbell, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Quinn T, Felongco T, Delacruz D, Walters P, Scalfari, Singh-Curry V, Malik O, Nicholas R

Thinking Outside the Box Making MS a business for everyone
Leonora Fisniku & MS team at Brighton & Sussex University Hospital


Engaging multiple stakeholder groups in the development of standards for multiple sclerosis care: a modified Delphi process
Gavin Giovannoni, Barts and The London, Timothy Vollmer, Jeremy Hobart, Amy Bowen, Lucy Eberhard, George Pepper, on behalf of the MS Brain Health Delphi Consensus Panel

Development of clinical and patient-reported quality metrics for multiple sclerosis: a UK pilot study report
Gavin Giovannoni, Barts and The London, Sarah White, Niraj Mistry, Samantha Colhoun, Carolyn Young, Mhairi Coutts, Megan Roberts, Philip Anderson, Rachel Bernstein, Jeremy Hobart

Implementing a brain health-focused approach to multiple sclerosis care: global and local MS Brain Health initiatives
Jeremy Hobart, Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Jodi Haartsen, Amy Bowen, Lucy Eberhard, George Pepper and Gavin Giovannoni

Expert consensus on standards for multiple sclerosis care: preliminary results from a modified Delphi process
Jeremy Hobart, Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Amy Bowen, Lucy Eberhard, George Pepper and Gavin Giovannoni, on behalf of the MS Brain Health Delphi Consensus Panel

Timely Intervention, Monitoring and Education MATTERS in Multiple Sclerosis (TIME MATTERS in MS): developing a globally applicable quality improvement tool
Jeremy Hobart, Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Helmut Butzkueven, Jodi Haartsen, Timothy Vollmer, Tjalf Ziemssen, Thirusha Lane and Gavin Giovannoni

PLYMOUTH MS AUDIT: ♪ “How long has this been going on” ♪
Joanna Hutchings, Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Jenny Ledsam, Michael Paisey, Jeremy Hobart on behalf of the Plymouth MS team University Hospitals Plymouth

PLYMOUTH MS AUDIT-2: ♪ “I said hey, what’s going on?” ♪
Joanna Hutchings, Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Jenny Ledsam, Michael Paisey, Jeremy Hobart on behalf of the Plymouth MS team

PLYMOUTH MS AUDIT-3: ♪ “Give me the drugs” ♪
Joanna Hutchings, Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Jenny Ledsam, Michael Paisey, Jeremy Hobart on behalf of the Plymouth MS team

Time matters in MS Establish a new MS service in 10 months
Marianne Kasti, Eastbourne Hospital, Pari Hutchinson, Trish Dean, Vicky Lester, Nadine Jamieson East Sussex NHS Trust


Progress in the Management of Paediatric-Onset Multiple Sclerosis over the last decade
Ming Lim, Evelina London Children’s Hospital, A Luchesa Smith, C Benetou, Y Hacohen, W Brownlee, H Clarkson, K Hanson, C Hemingway

The role of the neuropharmacist
Joela Mathews, Barts Health NHS Trust (Royal London Hospital) and Rachel Dorsey-Campbell, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Do people with Multiple Sclerosis need more information on supplementary therapies
Gordon Mazibrada, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Samantha Colhoun, Sharon Letissier, Sally Thompson & Rolinda Dimabayoa

Service Mapping of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Service
Gordon Mazibrada, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, J Woolmore, N Mistry, G Hassan-Smith, S Colhoun, S Letissier, S Thompson, R Dimabayao, T Potts, K Baskett


Infectious Complications of High Efficacy Therapies in Multiple Sclerosis: Pre-treatment screening and risk mitigation
Olivia Moswela, John Radcliffe Hospital, Gliem C, Andersson M, De Luca G. Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


North East Networking: Newcastle and Sunderland MDT
Dr Kate Petheram, Sunderland Royal Hospital, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust and Gillian Kamara, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Updating our Multiple Sclerosis imaging pathway: Saving time and money; Improving image quality and patient experience
Agne Straukiene, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, A.George, K McFeely , G Crossingham

The burden of blood monitoring for disease-modifying therapies on MS services in the UK: a review of costs and processes
Sue Thomas, Wilmington Healthcare, Dorsey-Campbell R, Thomas S, Lawton A, Gillett S, Worpole A

SymptoMS management: a national priority
Sue Thomas, Wilmington Healthcare, Nigel Gilbert, Chris McKitterick, Sarah Mehta

Addressing variation in MS care across England
Sue Thomas, Wilmington Healthcare, Nigel Gilbert, Chris McKitterick, Sarah Mehta

A relapsing remitting MS care improvement scenario
Sue Thomas, Wilmington Healthcare, Anthony Lawton, Sarah Mehta

Development of a Maternal Medicine and MS service
Sarah White, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Jamie Coward, Helen Davies, and Trudy Williams

Local DMT service- Time from decision to treatment in Multiple Sclerosis
Bindu Yoga, Pinderfields Hospital, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust