Service development - Focussing on the best practice currently available



‘The future is not a destination, something we need to imagine, plan, design and build a continual cycle,’ said Martin Fischer at Raising the Bar in July this year. He and Sue Thomas were discussing whether we can improve on the current model of services and support available to those with MS. The answer was a resounding yes, and the many examples they gave as to how and why were supported by a number of practical examples in our poster display.

From the development of a brand new service in East Sussex to improving specific aspects of care like diagnosis and maternal care, to improving particular pathways like imaging, examples of positive service change to provide better patient experience and outcomes was varied and inspiring.

Encouraging excellence, developing leaders, inspiring change

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.