Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Principles of Management
Refer to the NICE guidance on the recognition and management of MS.
Patients with suspected MS should be referred to Neurology via eReferral.
Referrals for patients with known MS should be referred to BrAMS (see section below)
Bristol & Avon Multiple Sclerosis Centre (BrAMS)
BrAMS offers a unique service, offering support, information, clinical treatment and therapy and research to people across Bristol and the South West.
The unit offers:
Expert, unrivalled clinical knowledge in multiple sclerosis and associated neurological conditions.
A dedicated specialist MS nurse team offering a range of specialist nurse led clinics, a telephone helpline services and invaluable support to MS patients their families and carers.
A specialist physiotherapist service offering instant access to information, treatment, exercise, balance rehabilitation including vestibular rehabilitation, spasticity reviews, mobility aids, orthotics provision and a monthly joint orthotic clinic.
An intravenous suite allowing access to daycase IV steroids, which are often used to treat patients in times of relapse or those with severe spasticity.
See NBT's BrAMS webpage for further information.
Referrals can be made through e-Referral.
MS Nurse Advice Line
Telephone: 0117 4148288
Please see the Specialist Community Neurology page of Remedy for details of community MS services