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Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Nursing

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a condition that affects your central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), stopping the body from sending the right messages.

Our specialist nurses have undergone additional training in the support and treatment of MS. We focus on improving your wellbeing and identifying ways to help you cope practically and emotionally with your condition.

Who is this service for?

We provide education for adults who have a confirmed diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. We can provide support for you, and your family or carers, from the time you're diagnosed.

Get access to this service

If you've had a confirmed diagnosis of MS, you can refer yourself to our service. If you'd prefer, you can ask your GP or health professional to request a referral to us on your behalf.

Our specialist nurses can visit you in your home, and also run monthly clinics in the local community in conjunction with some of our other services.

How we can help

We focus on helping you manage your condition more effectively.

Some of the ways we can help may include:

  • Supporting people who have been newly diagnosed with MS

  • Providing you with up-to-date, evidence-based information 

  • Working with you to help build and maintain your independence

  • Helping you get equipment to assist you with everyday tasks 

  • Advice on managing tiredness (fatigue) and other symptoms

  • Help you to develop routines and structures that make day-to-day life easier

  • Provide support to carers and families

  • Developing programmes to help you self-manage your condition and relapses.
  • If you’re using disease modifying treatments (medication that helps reduce the frequency and severity of relapses) we can provide education and training to help support you in using them. 

If we feel you would benefit from support from other services, we can make a referral on your behalf. For example, a psychologist may be able to help with memory problems, or an occupational therapist who can help support you in everyday activities.

We also provide support and education to other health care professionals by helping improve awareness and understanding of MS.

I would like to

Find out more about Multiple Sclerosis (NHS Choices)

Find other services

Get information and advice for carers

Contact us

MS service SE and Hants and Fareham and Gosport

Aerodrome House
2 Oaklands
Aerdrome Road
Gosport, PO13 0GY

Tel: 02392 681067

MS Specialist Nurses
Basingstoke and Alton

Tel: 01256 376471
Mobile: 07824 413965
Email: Margaret Topping

Useful websites

MS Society

NHS Choices (Multiple Sclerosis)

MS Trust 

MS Trust Staying smart 

NHS Choices (managing long-term conditions)