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Evidence for professionals

Evidence and information to support and inform your work.

Neurology services

1 in 6 people in the UK live with a neurological condition. Our new campaign with the Neurological Alliance calls on the UK government to #BackThe1in6 so they can access the services and support they need.

Read the Neurological Alliance's report and take action

The campaign builds on our Neurology now report published last year. This report looks at access to neurology services in the UK, and makes the case for a new approach.

Download our neurology now report

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) evidence and webinar

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is a treatment used to stimulate movement in weakened or paralysed muscles. It has been proven to improve the lives of many people with MS, making walking easier and reducing the effects of foot drop. This allows people to take part in daily living and social activities as well as feeling more confident and independent.

FES is cost effective for health care providers, but is not being funded consistently by NHS organisations in the UK. Access depends on your healthcare provider and location. We want to change that.

Download FES evidence

Our FES evidence pack has information and evidence to help you have conversations to make FES available locally. As well as studies and information about MS, it includes stories and testimonials from professionals and people with MS who have benefited from FES

Download our FES evidence

Webinar: How to establish an FES service

The "How to Establish an FES Service - MS Society UK and IFESS UK & Ireland Chapter Webinar" was presented by Christine Singleton on Tuesday 24 May 2022.

Watch the recording of the webinar on the IFESS website

Odstock Medical Limited provide information on FES, including training for healthcare professionals to use FES and other OML stimulator devices. Explore FES training and support on Odstock Medical Limited website

The International FES Society (IFESS) is a member based association They provide information, webinars and resources for patients and healthcare professionals on all aspects of electrical stimulation technologies. Visit the IFESS website to explore their support

Service improvement forums

Our Service Improvement Programme delivers local forums which bring together health and social care professionals, and people with MS and other neurological conditions, to fully understand local unmet need. The forums support joint action planning to address these needs and improve local services.

Cheshire and Merseyside

In November 2021 we organised two service improvement forums in Cheshire and Merseyside. These focused on 2 key service areas – access to therapies, and communication and information at point of diagnosis. You can read these forum reports, their recommendations, and the detailed discussions below.

Sativex prescribing

Download our evidence pack with everything you need to know about prescribing Sativex, including cost effectiveness and case studies.

You can also read our 'Approved but Denied' policy report that looks at access to Sativex to treat MS related spasticity in England.

If you'd like to find out more, we partnered with MS Academy to run a webinar on prescribing Sativex for spasticity in MS:

Watch our Sativex webinar on the MS Academy website

Download our Sativex information