MS research recruitment a success at Southend Hospital
30 October 2017
In 2014, the Neurology Department at Southend Hospital started recruiting patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) into research programmes for the first time.
Since then, the team have gone from strength to strength,
recruiting more than 360 patients into studies.
The patients entering these studies become part of a network
generating further research into MS and aiming to improve
healthcare for people across the country and beyond who live with
Dr Chris Everett, Lead Consultant in Neurology explains: "Our
Southend patients are joining a community of thousands of people
across the UK who are actively taking a role in fighting this
disease. I'm proud of how successful our research
endeavours have been and how our consultants, nurse
specialists and HCAs have come together to be able to provide these
opportunities for our patients."
MS is not the only area of research in the Neurology Department
as the team works closely with the memory clinic to deliver studies
on Parkinson's Disease, dementia with Lewy Bodies and Alzheimer's
Research is essential to expand the knowledge and understanding
of conditions like MS and Alzheimer's Disease, which leads to
improvements in care and treatment for patients.
Helen Gush, Clinical Nurse Specialist for MS said: "By taking
part in these research studies our patients are taking steps to
improve MS care in the future for not just themselves, but for
people all over the UK."