Multiple Sclerosis out-of-hours drop-in clinic

The clinic is for MS patients, their family, carers and NHS staff who want to find out more about the condition.

It is held on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 4.30-7.30pm at Linden Lodge, at the City Hospital campus, as part of a six-month NUH trial of the service.

MS Nurse Specialist Shauna Hather, who runs the clinic, said: “We had a lot of feedback from patients who said that a clinic later in the evening would be better for people who work or who need to collect children from school.”

MS is the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults. It affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other, which interferes with a range of the body’s functions. Around 100,000 people in the UK have MS.

Shauna added: “The clinics allow newly diagnosed and long-term patients to discuss symptom management, disease modifying treatments and anything else the patient or their carers want to discuss. We have tried to create a relaxed, informal atmosphere at the clinic – which feels less like a hospital environment, where people can talk about MS and get support and treatment advice.”

Patients can just drop in to the clinic or they can call Shauna directly on 07917228197 or 0115 9249924 ext 63828.