Capturing the full benefits of DMTs

Photo: Man with MS injecting DMTs into leg

Lead researcher: Dr Annie Hawton

Based at: University of Exeter

Grant we awarded: £159,590

The cost effectiveness of MS treatments is assessed before they're made available on the NHS, but is it accurate?
The review process isn’t specifically tailored to MS and may not capture the benefits of these treatments, potentially limiting their availability.

What happens in the project?

We want to make the assessment of treatments for people with MS more relevant to the condition. Our researchers will review the tests used to measure cost effectiveness to assess the extent that they reflect the wide variety of symptoms and the full impact that MS has on people’s lives.

How will it help people with MS?

We can use this evidence to improve services for people with MS and to help to increase access to treatments.

The difference you can make

We want everyone with MS to have access to the treatments they need to live well with MS. With your help, we can continue to support vital research like this.

The next research breakthrough is in reach

Your donation will help stop MS.

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£30could process one blood sample, giving researchers crucial information about genes and the immune system.

£50could pay for an hour on a microscope, so scientists can study cells and tissue in greater detail and improve their understanding of the biology of MS.

£100could pay for half an hour of MRI use, so researchers can monitor the success of clinical trials and understand MS in more detail.

Every penny you give really does take us a step closer to stopping MS. Your donation will make a difference.

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£10a month could pay for lab equipment like microscope slides to study the building blocks of MS

£20a month could pay for lab equipment like petri dishes to grow bacteria important for studying genetics

£30a month could process a blood sample to help us understand what causes MS, so we can stop it in its tracks

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MS researcher at work in lab, using a pipette