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Multiple Sclerosis

Living with Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the most common disabling neurological disease affecting young adults, most being diagnosed before the age of 40. MS is a frustrating and unpredictable disease. Typical symptoms are numbness, tingling and spasms in limbs, loss of balance and mobility, difficulty with memory, concentration and fatigue, problems with vision and bladder control. Whilst MS is currently incurable, it is not untreatable. There are now many drug therapies and treatment which can help alleviate some symptoms.


 

Our criteria for referral is:

• A confirmed diagnosis of MS

• GP practice is in Worcestershire

• Patient requires specialist intervention and is over 18 years of age.

The role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist

Clinical Nurse Specialists can make a positive difference with their knowledge of symptom relief, assisting in making choices, identifying other supporting services and linking in with a Multi-Disciplinary Team. This can restore confidence and control back into the lives of patients and their families/carers.
 

What we offer

• A specialist service with people in the community setting, which strives to maximize functional independence by promoting self management, with the overall aim to enhance the individuals’ quality of life

• The service adopts a ‘person centered’ approach, co-ordinates care and works collaboratively with other agencies as required

• Advisory service to other clinicians.


Who we are and what we do

• Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine

• Consultant Neuro Psychologist

• Nurse Consultant and Specialist Nurse in Complex Physical Disabilities

• Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Nurses

• Parkinson’s Disease Specialist Nurses

• Acquired Brain Injury Team

• Chronic Fatigue Service

• Specialist Speech and Language Therapists

• Specialist Physiotherapists

• Specialist Occupational Therapists

• Rehabilitation Assistants

• Team Secretaries.


 

Local support

There are a number of groups in the county, run by health professionals or volunteers, who provide therapy, advice and local support. These include:

• Physiotherapy groups

• Yoga

• Specialist courses

• Self help and alternative therapy

• Worcestershire MS Society

Contact Us:

MS Specialist Nurse (Kidderminster)

A Block
Kidderminster General Hospital
Bewdley Road
Kidderminster DY11 6RJ
Tel: 01562 513001
Fax: 01562 513073

Normal Office Hours

Monday to Friday: 8.30 am to 4.30 pm (Answer phone available when staff are out of the office).

If you require immediate assistance or help, please contact your own GP practice.



 
MS Specialist Nurse (Evesham)

Evesham Community Hospital,
Waterside, Evesham, WR11 1JT
Tel: 01386 502376
Fax: 01386 502380

Normal Office Hours

Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm
(Answer phone available when staff are out of the office).


GP & Dental Out of Hours: 0300 123 3211
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