We know that NHS services and therapies can be difficult to access at the best of times. The pandemic has made this even worse, with services (both NHS and private) - including occupational therapy, continence services, support to stay physically active, clinical psychology, physiotherapy, help with diet and speech, and pain management – being reduced, limited or put on hold.
If you (or someone you know) have been impacted by this, then we want to hear about it. On the other hand, you might have experienced wonderful support during lockdown from health professionals or local groups creating new ways of working, such as virtual exercise classes, online appointments, or self-management tools/apps. We want to hear about that, too.
Tell us what’s been going on for you and we will raise the voice of our community about how lockdown has affected support from health professionals to manage the effects of MS. We might want to feature your story in our policy report or media work, but would always discuss this with you first.