How to campaign for access to FES: Functional Electrical Stimulation

Document type
Guidance
Corporate author(s)
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Publisher
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Date of publication
1 October 2013
Subject(s)
Health Services, Disabled people
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is a non invasive device that can help some people with MS to walk. Not all health authorities provide FES services or have sufficient funds to allow adequate training of staff to set up and monitor people using FES. This guide  is for people affected by MS who either want to find out more about FES, have been recommended FES by a health care professional or have been refused NHS funding for FES. It clarifies NICE guidelines and covers what people can do do if they are refused NHS funding for the treatment.