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Models of best practice

Evidence shows access to the right health and care professionals, clear information and effective care coordination all contribute to better outcomes for people with MS.

On this page you can read about outstanding and innovative services for people with MS. And apply for an Innovative Models of Care assessment for your organisation or service.

About Innovative models of care

To live well with MS, people need the right healthcare, information, and support that meets a range of their needs.

To share how some areas are achieving this, our Innovative Models of Care Evaluation Programme provides professional evaluation support to selected services.

The evaluations explore the impact each model of care has on people’s health and wellbeing and the quality of the care they receive. They also look at how well the models might work if applied to other areas.

Who can apply? 

We're looking for services that provide outstanding support for people with MS, or are doing it in a way that hasn’t been done before. 

    Our priorities are services looking to:

    • improve support for people recently diagnosed with primary or secondary progressive MS 
    • improve care coordination, providing a seamless service for people affected by MS
    • improve access and support for rehabilitation, early diagnosis, and support for carers
    • improve or maintain emotional wellbeing of people affected by MS
    • use innovative workforce models
    • provide inclusive digital approaches to any of the above areas.

    To find out more download the brief for service providers.

    Deadlines to apply

    Applications are open throughout 2021. 

    • Spring evaluation deadline: Friday 26 March
    • Winter evaluation deadline: Monday 18 October 

    Apply or express your interest 

    Even if you're not ready to apply yet we'd love to know if you'd like to.

    Express your interest in our Innovative Models of Care Evaluation Programme

    Ready to apply now?

    Apply for our Innovative Models of Care Evaluation Programme

    FACETS report

    FACETS (Fatigue: applying cognitive behavioural and energy effectiveness techniques to lifestyle) is a way of managing MS fatigue which includes energy effectiveness and cognitive behavioural approaches.

    We surveyed professionals who’ve been trained to deliver FACETS, to estimate the number of people with MS who are benefiting from it.

    Download our FACETS report