Enabling patients with MS to take control of continence issues
A nurse specialising in multiple sclerosis drew on his earlier experience in urology to develop a potentially life-changing service for patients
Bladder and bowel problems can be among the most distressing side effects for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) but they are also very common, affecting more than three-quarters at some stage, according to the MS Trust.
Now a pioneering nurse-led service is helping patients with MS to receive timely treatment that can be life-changing.
‘People feel they’ve got a bit of help at last with their bladder,’ says MS specialist nurse Liam Rice, who set up the service with a consultant urologist at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital in 2014. ‘Problems can mean patients become isolated and don’t want to socialise. But when they get their...
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