The MS Society has published two reports evaluating innovative models of care for people with multiple sclerosis.

It commissioned ICF to evaluate two innovative models of care and draw out learnings from their experiences of improving services. 

The evaluations explore the impact each has on people’s health and wellbeing and the quality of the care they receive. 

They also look at how well the models might work if applied to other areas.

The two evaluated models were: Neurological Enablement Services (NES) and Neurological Case Management Service (CMS) Sheffield and NeuroResponse (NR).

The NES and CMS model was praised for integrating co-production into service development.

The executive summary said: "Patient feedback is used not only in care planning and goal setting but also embedded in the service development to drive improvements to care and quality. 

"Patients input is gathered through regular surveys on patient experience and communications, and readers panels."

The MS Society believes improving access to appropriate healthcare, information and holistic support have a significant role to play in achieving better outcomes for people with MS.

It is hoped the reports will be the first of an annual project evaluating and sharing outstanding services for people with MS to help influence service improvement in the sector. 

MS Society