The two key documents from the 2008 audit, the summary report and the full report, are available below.
All NHS Organisations [unless they have no involvement at all with people with MS or services for them]
- should have one specific person or role responsible for services for people with long-term neurological conditions including multiple sclerosis (MS)
- should involve people with MS in setting standards, in service development and in commissioning
- should have one specific person or role responsible for monitoring and reducing the rate of skin pressure ulceration.
- should commission specialist neurological rehabilitation services to enable every person with MS to have ready and rapid access to these services.
Acute trusts/ provider units
- should ensure that any person with MS in their care for whatever reason has timely access to an expert neurology service and an expert neurological rehabilitation service
- Should ensure that health professionals engage people with multiple sclerosis fully in all clinical decisions
- should give people with multiple sclerosis information about relevant local non-statutory services as well as national services.
Department of Health
- should review the organisational framework of the NHS so that one organisation becomes responsible for ensuring that the population of people with MS in a defined area has access to services that can meet all of their clinical needs in a timely way, across the whole range of problems they face, managed in a coordinated.