The MS Society manifesto

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Multiple Sclerosis Society of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Date of publication
1 February 2010
Health Services, Disabled people
Social welfare
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People with MS deserve the right to a full life, but this means that further improvements are needed in the following areas: 

  1. Healthcare: quality and specialist healthcare throughout life including access to the right drugs and treatments. 
  2.  Independence: personalised care and support, and wheelchairs and enabling equipment. 
  3. Support: support in and out of work, and support for carers. 

Continued improvements will require strong national leadership by the UK Government and in the governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The MS Society recognises that many of the systems for providing care and support differ across the four nations. However, they believe that people with MS are entitled to the same standard of care and support, the same level of independence and the same quality of life regardless of where they live in the UK. The MS Society teams in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are working with their governments, to achieve this vision across the UK.