Effective provision and monitoring of DMTs
There has been a huge focus on the safety and efficacy of both provision and monitoring of disease-modifying therapies for MS over the past few years, and with the dramatic increase in the variety and availability of the treatment it is unsurprising.
At the first MS Variance event we heard from neuropharmacist Rachel Dorsey-Campbell on her work to understand the true financial cost and human resource required to safely provide and monitor people receiving DMTs. This time, Professor Gavin Giovannoni listed the growing demand for DMTs and the expansion of the treatments to include primary-progressive MS, and potentially in the future secondary-progressive MS too, as one of the many reasons we must change our ways of working.
Several posters examined their localities work in this area, and the poster on infectious complications was voted Runner-Up in the event’s poster competition.
- North East Networking: Newcastle and Sunderland MDT
- Infectious Complications of High Efficacy Therapies in Multiple Sclerosis: Pre-treatment screening and risk mitigation
- Pharmacy-led prescribing of natalizumab improves the quality of monitoring and overall patient safety
- A relapsing remitting MS care improvement scenario
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MS Academy was established six 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.