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National support and information about multiple sclerosis

the-ms-uk-helpline-team-kim-ryan-and-laura.jpgHi everyone, As it is MS Awareness Week, I just wanted to let you know about our national services that we offer here at MS-UK to supporting anyone affected by multiple sclerosis.

In my role at MS-UK I work on our Helpline. We are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and we can give you all the information you need to make your own decisions. I answer questions about a range of topics, such as benefits, treatments and travel. There really are no taboo subjects, and because MS-UK does not accept any funding from the NHS or pharmaceutical companies, we can remain completely unbiased.

You can call me or any of our Helpline team on 0800 783 0518, or use our live web chat service online. We also have a telephone interpreting service for anyone with limited English or no English at all. Just visit our website to find out more about this.

np-102a.jpgWe also produce information about multiple sclerosis, including our Choices leaflets. We cover topics like treatment, symptoms and life with MS. We have some useful downloads on our website such as the newly diagnosed booklet which you can download or order a free printed copy of. We also have a symptom diary which can be handy for when you have an appointment with your MS nurse or GP.

Our other national service is the bi-monthly magazine, New Pathways. Available in print, audio CD, plain text or online via the My MS-UK app, New Pathways covers MS news, research and topics you need to know about. At MS-UK we feel it is vitally important to share the real life stories of people affected by multiple sclerosis, and New Pathways gives us a chance to do this and showcase opinions and views.

You can find out more about New Pathways on our website. Should you need any support of information, please do get in touch, as we’re always here to help, Best wishes, and have a great MS Awareness Week!

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Kim Salmon MS Advisor, MS-UK Helpline

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