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Help tell NHS England about your experience of MS treatment and care

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We know that people living with MS access the different treatments and therapies they need in a variety of locations.

Getting the work-life balance right – my life as a working carer

In 1998, my then girlfriend Portia was diagnosed with relapsing MS. We knew immediately what we wanted to do – we wanted to get married. So soon after, Portia became my wife and our life together began.

At the time, we could easily manage. Three children came along and we could enjoy life with them without too much trouble.

What could the new Conservative Government mean for people with MS?

It seems like yesterday the surprise general election was called. The six weeks of campaigning have been a blur and I’ve followed along with interest every step of the way. And last night I couldn’t help but stay up to watch the votes pour in.

Disability hustings: asking the hard questions

The hall was packed with 150 people and the atmosphere was electric. People were rushing to the podium to talk to the speakers. Where was I? Westminster, of all places.

I was there for a hustings event with candidates from the three main political parties. This was a chance for people living with different conditions to quiz MPs about their disability policies before the 2017 general election.

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.

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