Policy and issues

Find out about the issues that matter to you across the UK, and what we're doing to tackle them.

Read about battling benefit reform, fighting for MS nurses and much more:

Northern Ireland

Behind the scenes, we're busy working locally and nationally to keep MS issues on policy-makers’ agendas. We also work to help people affected by MS to take action and get their voices heard on issues that are important to them.

Find out more about our work in Government.



Support for people to stay in work

Some people with MS can’t work. Those who can aren’t getting enough support. We’re campaigning to change this.

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Fair deal for neurology

Two of the Government's watchdogs, the National Audit Office (NAO) and the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have published scathing reports into the state of health and social care services for those with neurological conditions, such as MS, in England.


Save my MS nurse

There’s a risk that the current financial pressures on the health service will lead to MS specialist nurse posts being removed or frozen.






Access to specialists and medicines

We want to end the postcode lottery for people wanting to access MS specialists and medicines.






Flexible care

Planned by me, not for me: a social care system that is based around the unique aspirations of the individuals, rather than a one size fits all model.



Staying in work

Many people with MS in Wales are leaving employment before they need to, because they are not receiving the right advice or support.


Tackling wheelchair waits

Many people with MS are being forced to wait for more than 18 months for an electric wheelchair, while over the border in Merseyside, England, Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) are delivering them in less than 18 weeks.



Where's my physio?

We know that neurophysiotherapy makes a real difference to people’s lives, but there is not enough access to this specialist treatment for people with MS in Northern Ireland. 


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