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Advances in multiple sclerosis care: what do nurses need to know?

Updated NICE guidance reflects progress made in care of people living with MS, including treatments and symptom recognition

Updated NICE guidance reflects progress made in care of people living with MS, including treatments and symptom recognition

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has updated its guideline for management of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

It offers fresh recommendations for diagnosis, support, care coordination and symptom management, in line with advances in these areas.

MS specialist nurse Nicola Daykin explains: ‘There are now 18 treatments, and when I started in 2008, there were three. There’s a lot more choice for patients and clinical professionals so the guidelines need to reflect that.’

What is multiple sclerosis?

MS is an acquired lifelong condition affecting the brain and spinal cord, and is

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