Improving outcomes for people with multiple sclerosis


MS is a serious and disabling condition that significantly impacts the families and caregivers of people with MS. There is an urgent need to create a better future for people with MS and their families.

The London School of Economics International MultiPlE Sclerosis Study (IMPrESS) aimed to explore the significant impact of MS on the health and wellbeing of people with the disease and their caregivers, as well as expanding on previous knowledge of the socioeconomic burden of MS. It provides clear recommendations aimed at policy-makers to improve outcomes for people with MS, such as:  

  • Minimise delays in the diagnosis and treatment of MS to improve the quality of care and health outcomes for every person with MS;
  • Generate further robust evidence to inform decision making about therapeutic and management strategies for MS;
  • Increase responsiveness of health care systems to new evidence on MS.

Take a look at our factsheet here to learn more about the key findings of IMPrESS and recommendations for the future management of MS. 

On the 26th June 2017, in parallel to the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) congress, Roche hosted a live webcast called: ''Shifting mindsets in MS: the need for policy change and better outcomes'' to discuss the findings of the IMPrESS report.

Please click here to view the webcast. 

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