Remote Access To Revive Multiple Sclerosis Services

Revive MS Support

Over 11,000 people in Scotland currently live with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – one of the highest incidences in the world. It’s a condition often diagnosed at an age when people are establishing careers, relationships and families.

Access to treatment is a recurring challenge. Lack of transport, rural living and reduced mobility can leave many unable to benefit fully from the support or therapy that helps them cope with their condition. This can lead to feelings of isolation and anxiety that often exacerbates symptoms.

Care outwith hospital provides an obvious beneficial impact on their health and wellbeing, enabling them to maintain quality of life, alongside continuity of care.

The ihubs Improvement Fund awarded a grant to test the use of a virtual clinic service. This service - Attend Anywhere - improved access beyond the reach of traditional treatment centres while supporting a person-centred approach and encouraging self-management.

  • What was the approach?
  • What was the impact?
  • What was the learning?
  • What are the next steps?

For further information on this project please contact: hcis.improvementfund@nhs.net