Multiple Sclerosis Trust
The Multiple Sclerosis Trust (MS Trust) is an independent, national UK charity that was established in 1993.
The MS Trust works to provide information for anyone affected by multiple sclerosis, education programmes for health professionals, funding for practical research and campaigns for specialist MS services.
The MS Trust provides an Information Service for all people affected by MS (Information Service).
Campaigning is based on promoting access for people with MS to high quality specialist services
Recent campaigns have included:
- Supporting MS specialist nurses whose posts are threatened
- Monitoring the implementation of the NICE clinical guidelines for MS
- Campaigning for access to licensed symptomatic and disease modifying treatments.
The MS Trust has funded practical research which will have an impact on improving services and therapies available for people with MS. Research currently being funded includes:
- University of Bristol, Bone marrow cell treatment for chronic multiple sclerosis
- Therapists in MS group, Pilates based core stability training
- University Hospital Birmingham and West Berkshire Community Hospital, A group fatigue management programme
The MS Trust receives more than half of its income from personal donations, legacies and Christmas card sales. The Trust has several ongoing fundraising projects, including parachuting, runs, and overseas treks.
- Edith Rifkind
- Laurence and Jackie Llewelyn Bowen
Sir John Harvey-Jones was President of the Trust from 2001 to 2008.
- "Bone marrow cell treatment for chronic multiple sclerosis". MS Trust website. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
- "Pilates based core stability training". MS Trust website. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
- "A group fatigue management programme". MS Trust website. Retrieved 29 November 2012.