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Help review new drug for relapsing MS

Cladribine, a new Disease Modifying Therapy (DMT) for treating relapsing MS could soon be available on the NHS.

Right now, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is deciding whether to grant cladribine a license for treating relapsing MS. Alongside this, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is carrying out a review to decide if it should be made available on the NHS.

Talking MS and social care in Parliament

Earlier this week, we hosted a panel event in Parliament to highlight how important social care is to so many people with MS.

5 things you need to know about today's PIP changes

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit that helps cover the extra costs you can face if you need help doing everyday tasks or find it difficult to get around. It’s replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people of working age across the UK. 

We won't give up opposing PIP changes

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What does the Spring Budget mean for people with MS?

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For me, one of the biggest headlines to come from yesterday’s Spring Budget was the announcement of an additional £2 billion over the next three years for the social care system in England.

How you shaped our response to the Green Paper on work and disability

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In 2015, the Government pledged to halve the gap in employment between disabled and non-disabled people. Last November (2016), they set out some proposals of how they might achieve their goal in a Green Paper. Our Policy Manager, Laura Wetherly explains how people with MS shaped our response.

Campaigning for change: speaking out against ESA cuts

This year has been a busy one for our campaigners, who’ve been fighting hard to protect ESA from cuts. Our Public Affairs Officer Jonathan gave us the scoop.

Working with MS: supportive employers can make a difference

MS can change from day to day and cause extra challenges in the workplace. If you can or do work, the right support from your employer can make a big difference.

We spoke to people with MS whose supportive employers have made their working lives easier.

What does the new Government consultation mean for people with MS?

Last week the Government launched a consultation on its plan to improve employment support for those with chronic conditions. But what does this mean for people with MS? We got our Senior Policy Officer Laura on the case.   

Too many people with MS will recognise the reality of 'I, Daniel Blake'

Image from Ken Loach's film I, Daniel Blake

Ken Loach’s new film ‘I, Daniel Blake’ has got everyone talking about Britain’s disability benefits system.

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