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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Nurse Service

Service contact information

DMT Coordinators: Elaine Radford  and Emma Elwill 0151 556 3746 

MS Secretary Walton Centre Building: Sarah Baker 0151 556 3369

Service detail

The MS Nurse service offers support, advice, information and education to those with a diagnosis of MS.

 

Services provided:

  • Nurse-led clinics, including assessment, support and problem solving
  • Presence at consultant-led multidisciplinary clinics at The Walton Centre
  • Symptom management and lifestyle advice
  • Newly diagnosed course
  • Initiation and monitoring of Disease Modifying Treatments
  • Telephone advice line
  • Referral to other disciplines/agencies
  • Education to health professionals

 

Areas covered:

Merseyside, Cheshire, Warrington, Wirral and Lancashire

  • Carolyn Cairns, MS Nurse Specialist Lead
  • Helen Leggett, MS Nurse Specialist
  • Kate O’Hanlon, MS Nurse Specialist
  • Jenni Preston, Nurse Specialist in MS and Movement Disorders

North Wales

  • Yvonne Copeland, MS Nurse Specialist
  • Michelle Cole, MS Nurse Specialist

 

Getting here

The Walton Centre - Main Hospital Building

The Walton Centre Main Building

This building hosts many of our in-patient services, including wards and theatres, and some outpatients services.

Address

Lower Lane, Liverpool, L9 7LJ

Directions and map

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust is not responsible for third-party sites or content.

Referral information

The service is available to anyone with a confirmed diagnosis of MS. You can either self-refer or ask your GP or consultant neurologist to refer you.

Patient leaflets

Multiple Sclerosis - Bladder Symptoms

The way we stay continent is a very complex process that allows us to voluntarily delay passing urine until we are in a suitable place. This process can sometimes be affected by Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis - Constipation

Constipation is common in the general population but is more so amongst people with a neurological condition. It is especially common amongst people with MS as messages between the brain and the bowel can become mixed up leading to slower movement of faeces through the bowel.

Multiple Sclerosis - Functional Electrical Stimulation

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) can help people who have had damage to their brain or spinal cord to move more easily.

Multiple Sclerosis - Oral Methylprednisolone

The aim of methylprednisolone is to help reduce inflammation and speed up recovery during a relapse or exacerbation of MS symptoms.

Multiple Sclerosis - Pelvic Floor Exercises

You can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles by regular exercises. 

Multiple Sclerosis - Specialist Nurse Service

The role of the MS Nurse involves offering support, advice, information, education and help to those who are affected by MS

Multiple Sclerosis - Teriflumonide (Aubagio) Therapy

This is a once daily oral medication for the treatment of active relapsing remitting Multiple Sclerosis.

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Nurse Service Consultants

Dr Sundus Alusi

Dr Sundus Alusi has been a Consultant Neurologist since 2004 and has a special interest in movement disorders. Since 2020 she has been the clinical lead for movement disorders at The Walton Centre. 

Dr Jay Panicker

Dr Panicker is currently the lead for risk and clinical governance in neurology.

Dr Martin Wilson

Dr Wilson is the Divisional Clinical Director for Neurology and former lead clinician for the MS service. He is also CCIO (clinical IT lead) for the Trust.

 

Dr Saif Huda

Dr Saif Huda completed undergraduate medical training in Liverpool in 2005 and completed neurology specialist training at The Walton Centre in 2017. Between 2012-2015 he undertook a DPhil in neuroimmunology at The University of Oxford before completing a post-CCT fellowship in neuromyelitis optica in 2018.  

Dr Huda is the clinical lead for the UK NMOSD highly specialised service. 

Professor Carolyn Young

Professor Carolyn Young has been a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre since 1992, and an honorary professor of neurology at the University of Liverpool since 2006.

Dr Ian Pomeroy

Dr Ian Pomeroy was appointed as a consultant neurologist at The Walton Centre in 2012. He currently undertakes MS clinics in Liverpool and provides general neurology clinics and a visiting neurologist service in Warrington. 

Related Services

Integrated Neurology Nurse Service

The Integrated Neurology Nurse Service (INNS) was created to bring care closer to patients in their own communities.

Page last updated: 22 June 2021