Moray has a Specialist MS Nurse who is often the main source of advice and support for people with Multiple Sclerosis.
Until recently the specialist nurse was Julie Williams but she has now retired (happy retirement Julie!). I've just heard the good news that a new MS Specialist Nurse for Moray has been appointed. She is Gillian Alexander who some of you may remember as the Continence Nurse for Moray, a post she held before taking up a Practice Nurse job. Gillian should start by the end of June (hopefully not later than that).
When Gillian takes up the post, if you have a definite diagnosis, you can contact her direct (her contact details will be listed here), otherwise ask your GP for a referral. Other Health Professionals that you may be working with - such as a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist - can refer you to the Specialist Nurse as well.
There are usually clinics throughout Moray and the specialist nurse may also visit you at home.
So what should you do if seeing an MS Specialist Nurse isn't possible for a time? Before she retired, Julie suggested the following: If you are experiencing difficulties with MS symptoms or any other health concern contact your GP. He or she should be your first port of call. Out of hours (evenings and weekends) contact NHS 24 on 08454 24 24 24 or you can see their website by clicking HERE. If you think there is an emergency you should always consider using 999.
Browse through this website to explore other sources of support.
If you live in Highland there are two MS Specialist Nurses who provide similar support. You can contact Anne Stewart on firstname.lastname@example.org and on 01463 705 093