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Self-management education in multiple sclerosis services.

National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidelines on the management of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in primary and secondary care (NICE, 2003) recommend involving service users in structuring services. The nurse-led MS service at University Hospital of North Staffordshire has encouraged service users to become involved in shaping services since 1998 through a partnership focus group that meets regularly and involves people with MS, carers and professionals working with them.

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