TagRaising the Bar

Time is Brain

So what has the UK’s poor performance in relation to cancer survival has to do with MS? A lot. These cancer statistics are collected as part of a national audit and are a bellwether for NHS services in general. If we had national MS statistics they would indicate similar problems, i.e. delays, delays, more delays and poorer outcomes. This is why we wrote a policy document ‘MS Brain Health: Time...

Inequality

Prof G why the sudden and recent fixation with inequality?  There is overwhelming evidence that many health outcomes, including life expectancy, infant mortality, obesity, cancer survival rates, suicide, addiction and many more are linked to the level of economic inequality within society. In short, greater economic inequality leads to worse health outcomes.  Inequality does not necessarily refer...

Potential leader?

Earlier this year I asked the question “why should someone with MS who lives in place B get a different service to someone who lives in place A?” and argued that variance, when it comes to the provision of healthcare services, is a euphemism for inequality, representing the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ in society. This was a prelude to our ‘Raising the Bar’ meeting in Birmingham. We have set an...

Raising the Bar

You may recall last year the MS Academy held a meeting to address variance in the provision of MS services in the NHS. This meeting was very well received and several follow-on initiatives have been triggered as a result of the meeting. The MS Academy is now hosting a follow-on meeting called ‘MS Service Provision in the UK 2019: Raising the Bar‘. If you want to read about what...

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