Category Archives: Disability Rights

Attending the Patient Information Forum conference

Hello, Last month, I was one of the guest speakers at the Patient Information Forum conference talking about our experiences of Involving Users in Developing Health Information. Professor Theo Raynor, University of Leeds and Luto Research, set the context for the … Continue reading

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Helpline opening hours survey

Hi everyone, We wanted to let you know about our latest survey…we would like to know your thoughts about our Helpline opening hours. Currently the MS-UK Helpline is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and is available via the … Continue reading

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Would you like to chat online to a member of our Helpline team?

We have been using an online live chat system for some time now and it has shown to be popular. Certainly for those who may not feel in a position to pick up the telephone for whatever reason, and for … Continue reading

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Meet our editor…

Hi I’m Sarah-Jane and I’m the new editor of MS-UK’s New Pathways magazine. I’ve been here a month now and already I’m getting to know the readers of New Pathways rather well, it’s great to see just how much you … Continue reading

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MS-UK followers show their support for disabled man

A disabled man who recently won a Supreme Court case after a dispute with a woman with a buggy over wheelchair space on a bus has been getting your support online. The verdict now means that bus drivers will have … Continue reading

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Phil and Rachel’s story…

Phil Hawkridge from Brightlingsea, Essex, was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis in 1992. In this blog, his wife Rachel talks about getting support from the MS-UK Helpline with PIP forms… ‘My husband attends Josephs Court, so we knew that … Continue reading

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Have your say about NICE guidance and standards

NICE are reviewing the way they involve lay people in developing their guidance and standards. In this context, lay people are people who are not health or social care professionals. NICE are carrying out a consultation on improving how patients and the public can help … Continue reading

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