Local MSP campaigns for MS services


Western Isles SNP MSP, Alasdair Allan, has pledged to help ensure that all people living with MS in Scotland have access to the right treatment, care and support, regardless of where they live.

This comes as the largest ever survey of people with MS showed that not everyone living with MS in Scotland was able to access the health and social care services, support and MS treatments they needed.

On Wednesday 1st May the MS Society showcased the results from their report, A Lottery of Treatment and Care, during their reception in the Garden Lobby of the Scottish Parliament.

Alasdair Allan commented: “I’m pleased to be able to show my support for this important campaign. This is particularly interesting for the Western Isles given that we have some of the highest rates of MS in the UK and, given a strong campaign by local MS sufferers, we now have an MS specialist nurse.

“Everyone should be able to get the treatment, services and support they need. I will continue to work with my constituents, fellow MSPs and organisations to drive this campaign forward.”

Christine Carlin, MS Society Director for Scotland said: “There are over 10,500 people living with MS in Scotland and it is essential that these people can access the right treatments, services and support in order to manage their condition. We have been delighted by the support we have received from MSPs throughout MS Week and at our reception. By working together we can stop the MS Lottery.”

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