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More work needed to improve MS care in Scotland

More work needed to improve MS care in Scotland
30th April 2008

More work is needed to bridge gaps in care for multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers, it has emerged.

A recent article in the Scotsman stated that MS is the most common neurological condition affecting young adults in Scotland - with 10,500 people suffering it.

The publication claims that these people need consistent care in a range of areas, from purchasing the necessary equipment, to adapting homes or providing suitable residential care.

It adds that the MS Society Scotland is currently working to improve the social care given to people with MS and has awarded more than £40,000 in grants to further its cause.

"The services available for people affected by MS locally have certainly come a long way over the last few years. But there is much more that can be done and the MS Society will be at the forefront of working for the necessary changes," it concluded.

These comments follow MS Awareness 2008 - a week of events aimed at raising awareness of the condition organised by the MS Trust.

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