Guest post: Digesting Science makes it to Scotland

We’ve been trying to get Digesting Science up to Scotland since we started the project. Scotland has one of the highest rates of MS in the world; 11,000 people according to some estimates.

MS Specialist Nurse Mhairi Coutts and her team led a Digesting Science event at Revive MS Support – a therapy centre based in Glasgow. Here’s her account of the event:

On Saturday 9th December we held our first Digesting Science event here at Revive. Delivering the course along with myself, there was Rachel Morrison – MS Specialist Nurse, Western Isles, Chris Batchelor – Research Nurse, Anne Rowling Centre, Dr Niall MacDougall – Consultant Neurologist and Dr Paul Gallagher – Neurology Registrar.

The families that attended all gave very positive feedback and found the event really helpful. We were able to spend more time with the families and answer any queries. The children had a lot of fun and also felt that they had learned lots about MS. Since our post about the course on our Facebook page I have had several enquiries from other families keen to attend this event. The team that delivered the course on Saturday are definitely committed to delivering another course and we hope to get another date in diary for early in the new year.

Revive MS Support is a charity dedicated to helping those living with MS. Our aim is to enable people to maintain and improve their quality of life and live life to the full. We respect each individuals’s physical, psychological and emotional needs in everything we do. Our services are provided by a specialist team of staff dedicated to making a real difference. Our centre is a welcoming, friendly environment and we work closely with our colleagues in the NHS/ local healthcare and social services.

If you would like to run a Digesting Science event, contact us or go to our Facebook, Twitter or website for more information.

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