Multiple Sclerosis Trust

What people newly diagnosed with MS need to know

Structured research to find our how our charity can improve the way we help people newly diagnosed with MS to get the information and services they need

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 January 2012 to 12:00 AM, 1 June 2012

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People newly diagnosed with MS need information that the NHS does not provide to help them make decisions about managing their symptoms and treatment. Technological advances are changing the way information can be accessed, but as a result people are exposed to a bewildering range of information sources of varying quality and relevance. For people with MS, there may be physical and cognitive factors that impact on how they can access and use information.


We will identify what information people with MS need now and how they and the health professionals working with them believe their needs might change as NHS services are restructured and new treatments develop. We will learn how they want to access information. As a result we will review our services to ensure we provide the right kind of access to reliable information people with MS need and know they can trust. We will publish our research so it can be of use to the wider MS community