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Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Nurse Service

The Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Nurse Service is part of the wider community nursing service in Guildford and Waverley working with patients, carers, GPs, practice nurses, other specialist nurses and consultants.

The service aims to optimise health and wellbeing for individuals through specialist advice, support and treatment to prevent you from being admitted to hospital unnecessarily.

Who is the Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Nurse Service available to?

The service is available for adults aged over 18 who are registered with a Guildford & Waverley GP.

This include patients living in their own homes or residential and nursing care homes.

 

How can I arrange an appointment to see the specialist nurse?

This would be following a referral from your GP, hospital specialist consultant or other health / social care professional where there is a confirmed clinical diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS).

Following your initial assessment at home or in a local community clinic, you and your carer are able to contact the community MS specialist nurse directly.  

Where are appointments held?

  • At home
  • At a local community clinic

What will happen at an appointment?

  • Assessment and care planning to develop and agree individual goals
  • Post hospital discharge review and assessment

  • Optimisation of and medication review and advice

  • Support, management and advice of deterioration in condition

  • Education and advice to support people with treatment and self-management strategies at home

  • End of life care in partnership with local palliative care and district nurse teams

What should I bring to my appointment?

Please bring details of all medication you are taking, prescribed and not prescribed.

When is the service available?

The service operates Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00, excluding bank holidays.

If you would like to speak to a generalist nurse at the weekends or out of hours, please call our Community Co-ordination Centre on 01483 362 020.

How can I tell you what I think of the Multiple Sclerosis service?

We very much value feedback from all of our patients, and may ask you to complete a satisfaction questionnaire after your appointment.

How can I contact you?

Please ring our Community Co-ordination Centre on 01483 362 020.

Where can I find more information?

You can find more information here: www.mssociety.org.uk.

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