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NICE recommends faster, easier access to care for MS patients

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7426.1247 (Published 27 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1247
  1. Anjali Jain
  1. BMJ

    Every patient who is suspected of having multiple sclerosis should be seen by a neurologist within six weeks of referral, and investigations should be completed within another six weeks. These are recommendations in the new guidelines of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) that were issued this week.

    The aim of the guidelines is to provide easier and faster access to specialised services for the 50 000 to 60 000 people with the condition. The guidelines …

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