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MS Trust Survey: UK Nurses Treating ‘Unsustainable’ Numbers of Patients – Multiple Sclerosis News Today

Saturday, 12 March, 2022

MS Trust Survey: UK Nurses Treating ‘Unsustainable’ Numbers of Patients – Multiple Sclerosis News Today


The number of nurses in the U.K. with a specialty in multiple sclerosis (MS) care rose significantly between 2018 and 2021, but these specialists on average carry a patient caseload that’s 50% higher than recommended, as a pronounced rise in MS cases was also noted, the MS Trust reports.
In-person visits returned for almost all MS specialists in August 2021, yet more than three-quarters of MS patients live in areas where caseloads per specialist nurse were not sustainable. In addition, about one-third of MS specialist nurse teams were unable to offer home or ward visits, with advanced disease patients likely most affected.
Read more at: https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/news-posts/2022/02/23/ms-nurse-mapping-2021/

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