The Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Nurse Service is part of the wider community nursing service in Guildford and Waverley working with patients, carers, GPs, practice nurses, other specialist nurses and consultants.
The service aims to optimise health and wellbeing for individuals through specialist advice, support and treatment to prevent you from being admitted to hospital unnecessarily.
The service is available for adults aged over 18 who are registered with a Guildford & Waverley GP.
This include patients living in their own homes or residential and nursing care homes.
This would be following a referral from your GP, hospital specialist consultant or other health / social care professional where there is a confirmed clinical diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS).
Following your initial assessment at home or in a local community clinic, you and your carer are able to contact the community MS specialist nurse directly.
At a local community clinic
Post hospital discharge review and assessment
Optimisation of and medication review and advice
Support, management and advice of deterioration in condition
Education and advice to support people with treatment and self-management strategies at home
End of life care in partnership with local palliative care and district nurse teams
Please bring details of all medication you are taking, prescribed and not prescribed.
The service operates Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00, excluding bank holidays.
If you would like to speak to a generalist nurse at the weekends or out of hours, please call our Community Co-ordination Centre on 01483 362 020.
We very much value feedback from all of our patients, and may ask you to complete a satisfaction questionnaire after your appointment.