MS Brain Health
MS Brain Health is calling for a radical change in the management of multiple sclerosis because time matters at every stage of the disease.
The initiative emerged from the publication of an evidence-based international consensus report, Brain health: time matters in multiple sclerosis.
This report was developed by a group of clinicians, researchers, specialist nurses, health economists and representatives from patient organizations. It describes a strategy to maximize lifelong ‘brain health’ in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and includes recommendations on how to achieve this goal, grouped under three overarching themes.
- Minimize delays in diagnosis of MS and in the time to treatment initiation.
- Set goals for treatment and ongoing management that will optimize outcomes for every person with MS.
- Consult the most robust evidence base possible when making treatment and management decisions.
In 2018 MS Brain Health published a set of consensus standards for the MS care pathway to support these recommendations.
These standards were developed by a global group of MS specialists, in consultation with allied health professionals and patients, and the current objective of MS Brain Health is to encourage widespread adoption of these standards.