Posts Categorized: MS News

Making the most out of online/telephone appointments

The MS Trust has put together this guide on how to make the most of online appointments with healthcare professionals.  Getting prepared beforehand  Find the right environment. With virtual appointments, it’s down to you to find an appropriate setting for the call. Have a think beforehand about where you’d feel most comfortable. Is there a quiet… Read more »

Covid-19-induced changes in the management of multiple sclerosis

Source BMJ: Interesting article by Gavin Giovannoni, consultant neurologist at Barts Health NHS Trust and colleagues describe the move to provide remote care to patients with multiple sclerosis, and Rachel Horne and Alison Thomson, provide insight into what patients think of them.  The sudden switch to remote working  With the onset of lockdown all NHS staff who could work… Read more »

MS and swallowing problems

Problems with swallowing may not be the most heard of MS symptom but it affects at least a third of people living with MS.  For some people, these changes come and go, or happen during a relapse and never re-appear. But for others, they can be an ongoing issue. Any changes to swallowing can feel… Read more »

Managing Fatigue – online webinar with the MS Society

The MS Society is running a number of online sessions bringing people with MS together to discuss different MS-related topics.  On Wednesday 23 September they will be bringing people together (online of course) to talk about Understanding and Managing Fatigue.  What to expect? Virtually meet others from the UK who have MS Have a chance to share experiences… Read more »

True or False

From the MS Trust: ‘We live in an information age. Now more than ever before we have ready access to an enormous quantity of data about health, treatments and research – from the internet, though the press, and on social media. But how do we know who to trust and understand what all this information… Read more »

Enable Magazine

At Enable we pride ourselves on bringing exclusive, current content that is pertinent to the disabled community. And the latest issue is no different. You can read and share the latest issue by following this link: https://issuu.com/dcpublishing/docs/en_as20 We connected with many members of the disabled community to hear about their experiences in and out of lockdown…. Read more »

New Volunteers Needed

We are desperate for people to help in the following Volunteering roles: Receptionist – This role is a front of house role.  A receptionist is needed to help initially on a Tuesday morning from 9.30-12.30.  Reception duties include: greeting people on arrival, answering the phone, making bookings in the diary, counting money, showing visitors around,… Read more »

Will you take part in this mindfulness study?

Helen Croxon is a member of the Beds and Northants MS Therapy Centre and is a student at De Montfont University. As part of her Masters degree, she is carrying out some research into the benefits of mindfulness in MS and needs your help. She has kindly laid everything out below. If you have any questions, feel… Read more »

Staying Healthy: MS and Diet

The government has recently launched a campaign to get everyone to be as healthy as they can be. A big part of this is diet. But for people with MS is following a special diet beneficial?  This is quite a controversial area. Some people swear by the diet they follow or supplements that they take but… Read more »