96.7% of newly diagnosed MS patients in Scotland seen within 10 days

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John Robertson
96.7% of newly diagnosed MS patients in Scotland seen within 10 days

The proportion of newly diagnosed patients receiving first contact with a specialist nurse within 10 working days of confirmed diagnosis has risen more than 10% in seven years, from 86% to 96.7%. More dramatically, the proportion of those receiving first contact with specialists, ten days after referral, has increased by 50% in the same period. https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Scottish-Healthcare-Audits/Publications/2018-09-11/2018-09-11-SMSR-Summary.pdf?5208986998 These are important figures for Scotland especially in the North. The further north you live in the UK, the higher the incidence of MS,…

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John Robertson
96.7% of newly diagnosed MS patients in Scotland seen within 10 days