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1 MS in Plymouth John Zajicek Reader in Neurology, Peninsula Medical School

2 What is MS?

3 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

4 MS Epidemiology

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6 MS Research in Plymouth  Clinical Trials Group – CAMS, UKEMS  Outcome Measures Group – MSIS-29  Basic Science – PION, Neuropathology  Epidemiology and database

7 Cannabinoids in MS study  MRC-funded  667 patients across 33 centres in UK  Oral THC, cannabis oil and placebo  2 phases, week 0-16,  Blinded assessor, spasticity primary measure  CAMS-LUTS, CAMS-PEC

8 MS Services in Plymouth  Based on Multidisciplinary Team  Rowans Rehabilitation Unit  Inflammation clinics at Mount Gould  Risk-Sharing Scheme

9 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


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