“Taking part in MS study has changed my life”

Authored by News Desk

A woman with multiple sclerosis (MS) who has not been able to stand for seven years has praised a standing frame intervention for helping to change her life.

Sally Morgan, from Moorhaven near Ivybridge, Devon, can now stand for more than an hour with minimal joint and muscle pain since taking part in a randomised control study run by the University of Plymouth.

The trial is...

Report highlights people with MS in Devon not receiving fair care

Authored by News Desk

New research from the MS Trust surveyed over 1,800 people living with MS. It found that too many people living with progressive forms of MS feel they are getting a second class service, and many feel abandoned by their specialists.

People with progressive MS make up almost half of the UK’s 100,000 MS population. But 40% of them haven’t seen an MS specialist nurse in the past year and...

Mobile unit to help MS sufferers

Authored by Mary

A mobile infusion unit aimed at significantly improving treatment for multiple sclerosis sufferers is to be trialled at Derriford Hospital. The pilot is the first in the UK.

The fully-staffed mobile unit will help to ensure that patients will be able to receive essential regular transfusions even during particularly busy times in the hospital. There will also be a shorter time between...

Neurology team recruit patients for MS study

Authored by Sarah Parker

The Neurology Research Team at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, were the first clinical research site in the UK to recruit a participant to an international observational study of Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

The team are also leading the recruitment worldwide, after recruiting 50% of their target within their first week.

Led in Plymouth by Consultant Neurologist, Professor Jeremy...

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