You may or may not have noticed that the name of the blog has changed; it is now called ‘The MS-Blog’.
The MS-Blog is now the digital equivalent of Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park. Every blogger allowed or invited onto the platform uses their own soapbox to stand on and they can say what they want. However, they need to be aware that if they get prosecuted for anything they write or say, for example, fake news, slander or libel, they have to stand on their own two adult feet.
The MS-Blog is not an official University or NHS site and hence the University or NHS has no jurisdiction over the site or the individual bloggers.
The MS-Blog does not represent Barts-MS either. Barts-MS is not an official organisation, but simply an umbrella term that is used to describe MS-related activities that happen in either Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, which is part of the Queen Mary University of London, and Barts Health NHS Trust. The medical school and the NHS Trust are closely affiliated with each other so using the term Barts-MS simply makes it easier to describe things.