The MS Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) service incorporates the acute services at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and the commissioned services at the Neurological Rehabilitation Centre at Edgware, with multiple sclerosis clinical nurse specialists (MS CNS) based at both these locations.
The MS CNS recognises the very individual needs of every person with MS through diagnosis and beyond. The service upholds the principles of management for this long term neurological condition as documented in NICE Guideline 8 and the National Service Framework for Long Term Conditions.
Our aim is to provide a resource for people with MS which enables them to manage and respond appropriately to changes in their symptoms, achieving their best health and quality of life through support, education, information, sign posting and referral.
Liaison with other healthcare professionals and members of the multidisciplinary team ensures timely specialist input to the variable and unpredictable symptoms associated with this condition.