Presentation on theme: "MS in Plymouth John Zajicek Reader in Neurology, Peninsula Medical School."— Presentation transcript:
MS in Plymouth John Zajicek Reader in Neurology, Peninsula Medical School
What is MS?
MS Epidemiology Prevalence study 1 st June 2001 Multiple sources 67 GP surgeries, 97% responded eventually 13% refused to help, 5 due to workload, 3 due to patient confidentiality issues
MS Research in Plymouth Clinical Trials Group – CAMS, UKEMS Outcome Measures Group – MSIS-29 Basic Science – PION, Neuropathology Epidemiology and database
Cannabinoids in MS study MRC-funded 667 patients across 33 centres in UK Oral THC, cannabis oil and placebo 2 phases, week 0-16, 16-52 Blinded assessor, spasticity primary measure CAMS-LUTS, CAMS-PEC
MS Services in Plymouth Based on Multidisciplinary Team Rowans Rehabilitation Unit Inflammation clinics at Mount Gould Risk-Sharing Scheme
Service Development Peninsula Neuroscience Review 2001 Peninsula Neuroscience Managed Clinical Network Lead PCT – West Cornwall NICE guidelines MS therapy group NSF May 9 th Local MS conference, Moat House