Click here to find out more and join the campaign to stop the MS lottery
Alarming numbers of people with MS in the UK are facing a lottery when it comes to accessing the care and support they need to manage their condition
Here are some facts about MS treatment
- Six out of Ten eligible people do not take disease modifying treatments (DMT’s)
- If you have MS and live in Northern Ireland you are more than twice as likely to be taking a DMT than if you live in Wales.
- Across Europe, only Poland and Romania have a smaller proportion of people with MS taking DMTs.
- Access to specialists also plays a key role – those with access to an MS nurse or neurologist are more than twice as likely to be taking a DMT.
People with MS in the UK should have access to medicines among the best in Europe, not the worst, and we need to to see an end to the current postcode – and passport – lottery of access.
To do this the MS society are calling on governments across the UK to ensure every person with MS has a personalised treatment , care and support plan, with two comprehensive reviews each year.
“When it comes to MS drug prescription rates, the UK ranks 25th out of 27 European countries. Given the relative wealth of the UK this is simply unacceptable.” MS society
Some of you may know I am taking part in the 60 challenge to raise funds for research for Multiple Sclerosis. I am giving up chocolate, wine and meat!
I am also trying to raise awareness for this debilitating disease.
Please wish me luck and take a look at the video and the attached links if you would like to know more about MS and also the justgiving site for those who would like to raise funds or donate.
and a little poem Gemini style..
Here is a plea
I have made in verse
It is a curse
No words today
Describe the disease
But funds for research
Will make me pleased
On my birthday
The greatest prize
Would be to see
The MS fund rise!
ORANGE FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
- click this image for ‘The National MS Society’
‘A word in your ear’ has a word a week challenge and this week the word is ‘Orange’. I just had to enter as orange is the color for MS (Multiple Sclerosis) – close to my heart. I am currently trying to raise awareness and raising funds to help beat MS.
Please see below the links for ‘A word in your ear’ and also the MS Society UK and National, which have lots of information about the cause of MS.
If anyone is interested in raising funds for this cause..http://www.justgiving.com/mssociety/ has some great ideas and an easy way to donate.
From 31st May I will be taking part in a 60 day challenge to raise funds. I will be giving up chocolate, meat and wine! Is anyone else up for a challenge?