Category Archives: welfare

Guest blog: Dealing with the Downtimes

In her new guest blog Chloe Metson talks of dealing with depression… People often ask how I cope with having MS, and truth be told, it’s rarely the MS that is the problem. Of course, living with relapsing remitting MS … Continue reading

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Carer strain in Multiple Sclerosis: development of a new intervention

In this guest blog Kristy-Jane Martin gives details of a new study looking into the effects of caring for someone with MS. Research and clinical experience has shown that some carers of people with MS experience low mood and stress. Together, … Continue reading

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World MS Day is coming!

Hi everyone, This month sees World MS Day (Wednesday 31 May), and here at MS-UK we will be celebrating throughout the day on Twitter and Facebook, to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis and hopefully share some top tips from you! Got … 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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Getting to know you…

Hi everyone, Last year we launched our ‘Getting to know you‘ survey, asking questions all about yourself – from how old you are to what MS-UK services you may have used in the past. Everything is completely anonymous, and we don’t ask … 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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Headway Suffolk Neuro Conference highlights…

Hi everyone, My name is Diana, and I am new to MS-UK! I have recently joined as Head of Services, and this is my first blog, so I hope you enjoy it… This week I went to the Headway Suffolk … Continue reading

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