Announcing our 10th MS MasterClass project winner!


Our 10th MasterClass for multiple sclerosis took place this week, bringing with it a 10th workplace project winner.

Our congratulations go to Dr Andrea Stennett, a research physiotherapist working in Barts Health NHS Trust, who won the award for her project around remote monitoring of people with MS during the pandemic.

Her work was interested in the level of engagement with the remote monitoring service by people with MS, and in understanding whether the unintentionally excluded some people, as well as whether it supported positive health outcomes in those who used it.

Congratulations are also due to the two runner ups for their projects, auditing the use of MRI in MS monitoring, and examining the use of digital health solutions in MS for the longer term.

Neurology registrar Dr Linford Fernandes carried out an audit of MRI use in monitoring and managing MS within the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, whilst MS Clinical Nurse Specialist Katherine McGuigan examined the use of telehealth solutions in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde during the pandemic as compared to baseline data to consider its use in the future.

All of their projects, as well as those of their peers and colleagues within this and previous MasterClass groups, are available for information, inspiration and learning in our online knowledge store.

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MS Academy was established five years ago and in that time has accomplished a huge amount. The six different levels of specialist MS training are dedicated to case-based learning and practical application of cutting edge research. Home to national programme Raising the Bar and the fantastic workstream content it is producing, this is an exciting Academy to belong to.