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Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

What is MS?

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition that affects the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).  In MS the coating that protects the nerves (myelin) is damaged.  Messages will then not pass along the nerves as efficiently as they used to.  MS can cause a variety of symptoms that affect people in different ways.


The Multiple Sclerosis Service

The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) team provides assessment, advice and information for people with a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. The team consists of Consultant Neurologists, Specialist Nurses, Occupational Therapists, physiotherapists and Neuro psychologists.

Clinics are held at York, Selby, Bridlington and Scarborough Hospitals.

The MS service is supported by inpatient, infusion day unit, and diagnostic radiology and neurophysiology services.


MS Specialist Nurses

The MS Specialist Nurses provide continuing support, advice, information from diagnosis onwards.  The MS nurse is usually the main point of contact for someone with MS.

The nurses will provide advice on:

  • Disease Modifying Treatments (DMT’s)
  • Fatigue management
  • Managing relapses and symptoms
  • Pregnancy
  • Work and employment
  • Lifestyle issues
  • Rehabilitation services

Contact us

MS Nurses at York Hospital: call 01904 725748 or email myms.nurse@york.nhs.uk

MS Nurse based at Scarborough and Bridlington hospitals: 01723 385297

Appointments and Neurology reception York Hospital: 01904 725741


Neurology treatment and clinical admin coordinator

Provides comprehensive disease modifying treatment administrative coordination and support to the MS team.

If you are experiencing problems regarding prescriptions and delivery of your disease modifying medication then please contact the coordinator to help you with this.

Contact: 01904 725744


Useful links

Click here to see our page of useful websites, apps and exercise resources.


Coronavirus and MS services

Click here for information about MS services during Covid-19.

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As of Wednesday 21 October, after reviewing the guidance for visiting as set out by NHSE, the Trust has taken the difficult decision to suspend visiting to all of our sites, with immediate effect.  We have taken this decision to limit the spread of Covid-19, and to protect vulnerable patients and ensure staff safety.  As soon as it possible to safely relax the visiting restrictions we will do so


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