Concern at shortage of MS nurses in Wales

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Concern at shortage of MS nurses in Wales

Postby MSUK » Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:47 am

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A charity says it is concerned about a shortage of specialist nurses for multiple sclerosis sufferers in Wales.

MS Society Cymru said there are 13 specialist nurses in Wales - but only one of those is in north Wales and there are none in Powys.

It comes as the first pill for the neurological condition was recommended for UK use by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).

The Welsh Government said it is working to improve MS services.

MS Society Cymru said there are around 4,000 people in Wales with MS, which is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system.

But there is just one specialist multiple sclerosis (MS) nurse per 308 sufferers, according to MS Society Cymru.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/2329
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