Multiple Sclerosis: Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th August 2020.

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Photo of Rosie Cooper Rosie Cooper Labour, West Lancashire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to implement the recommendations of the report, The Forgotten Many: A 2020 Vision for Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, published in June 2020.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Holding answer received on 20 July 2020

‘The Forgotten Many: A 2020 Vision for Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis’, was published in June 2020 and was funded by Novartis.

The report sets out a wide range of recommendations for NHS England and NHS Improvement and local commissioners around awareness, treatment pathways and support. NHS England and NHS Improvement are aware of the report, and a range of activity is underway to improve awareness, treatment, care and support for people neurological conditions, including secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS), which are relevant to the recommendations.

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