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Value of MS care workers highlighted at European conference

Value of MS care workers highlighted at European conference
8th October 2010

The importance of specialist multiple sclerosis care workers has been highlighted at a major European conference.

Care workers' ability to co-ordinate services and help people with multiple sclerosis maintain their quality of life has been recognised at the annual European Health Forum Gastein in Austria, according to the Multiple Sclerosis Trust.

Christoph Thalheim, secretary-general of the European MS Platform, said that the performance of multiple sclerosis care workers in helping patients carry on with their lives should be an inspiration to all.

He told delegates at the conference: "This and other success stories should be a benchmark across Europe and for all chronic diseases.

"To reduce economic burden while increasing quality of life is the ultimate goal."

According to the MS Society, the disease is the most common disabling condition among young British adults. In total, the charity predicts that around 100,000 people in the country and living with the conditions.

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