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Health care in the NHS

MS is unpredictable, so it’s often hard for people with MS to get the best from health care services. Understanding how the NHS works can help. 

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The NHS is the world’s largest publicly funded health service. Knowing how it works can make a big difference to the care you get.

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To get the most out of any appointment with a health care professional, there are a few things you can do both in advance and on the day.
Find out about getting the best from appointments
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Who's who in the NHS

When trying to fit the various pieces of the health care puzzle together, it can really help to understand who’s who and what to expect from the various services.
Find out who's who in health care
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Disability equipment

Equipment is available from a variety of sources, not just the NHS. Mobility equipment like wheelchairs and walking aids is supplied by hospital based wheelchair service and local wheelchair distribution centres.
Find out more about health care equipment

Making a complaint about the NHS

If you're not happy with an NHS service and want to complain, there are organisations who can help.
Find out about making a complaint

Flu jabs

It's recommended that people with MS have a free seasonal flu jab every autumn.
Find out about getting the flu jab
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Find support near you

We can't meet face-to-face right now. But there's still lots of ways to connect with people near you who understand what life's like with MS. From coffee mornings to online yoga classes. Put in your postcode to find out what's near you.

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