Dr Agne Straukiene
Dr Agne Straukiene is committed to a career in Neurology with a special clinical interest in Multiple Sclerosis (MS). In 2013 Dr Straukiene completed Neurology specialist training in Lithuania . After 3 years working under Professor Jeremy Hobart and Professor John Zajicek as a Clinical and Research Fellow in General Neurology and MS at Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust, she was appointed as a full time consultant Neurologist at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust in April 2016. Dr Straukiene became a leading consultant Neurologist in Multiple sclerosis at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust in April 2016. Dr Straukiene is interested in medical informatics. She has pioneered in setting MS database at Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust. Dr Straukiene has developed a real time automated alert system for abnormal blood tests, and also created a mechanism which allows monthly graphical representation of clinical reports in multiple sclerosis patients who are on disease modifying treatment at Plymouth Hospital NHS and Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trusts. Agne Straukienesuccessfully obtained a financial grant for MS service improvement to create a robust, bespoke MS Infoflex database, the database can be also adapted and transferred to other Trusts in England which holds Infoflex licence for prospective MS disease monitoring management, audit and research. Dr Straukiene has co-designed Connect plus App for people with MS. She isMultiple sclerosis lead for Clinical Research Network South West Peninsula and Principal investiagtor for variuos comersial and non comercial clinical trials at Torbay and Southern Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.Dr Straukiene is focus in patients to live a long, healthy and present life. That’s why she is so passionate about taking integrative medicine approach to promote a healthy life style. Agne Straukiene pioneered setting Healthy life style MS group clinics which is now being run online. She leads on the healthy life style programme under MS Academy.
Agne is lead for the wellness and lifestyle workstream
- Latest updates on the workstream: Raising the bar by encouraging healthy lifestyles, June 2020
- December update on the workstream, Dec 2019
- Watch the workstream video from our Raising the Bar meeting, July 2019
- Read the background to this workstream, May 2019
- Read an interview with Dr Agne Straukiene who is lead for this workstream, May 2019