Introducing ‘The Forgotten Many: A 2020 Vision for Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis’
In this short video, Sue Thomas highlights the findings from an expert report providing insight into how services are managing people with SPMS and opportunities for improvement in primary care.
Sue's highlights key points for GPs from the report The Forgotten Many: A 2020 Vision for Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. Find out more about:
- The role of primary care in meeting the needs of patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS)
- The major concerns in SPMS
- Opportunities to improve care in the community
- Key takeaways for GPs
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SPMS is a type of MS that the vast majority (about two in three) of those with a relapsing form of the condition will go on to develop. SPMS has a significant impact on those with the condition, which causes irreversible disability, cognitive decline, bladder dysfunction and considerably impaired mobility, among a range of other symptoms.
The report The Forgotten Many: A 2020 Vision for Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis has been developed in consultation with a group of MS experts who have provided insight into how services are managing people with SPMS.
In this video, report co-author Sue Thomas discusses some key findings for GPs and highlights the importance of providing a greater focus on and better support for people with SPMS.
You can access the full report here.