Multiple Sclerosis

This recording originally took place on 22 March 2017.
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Audience: GPs (all grades)

What will this session cover?

Multiple sclerosis has become a treatable disease but the treatments are not cures and bring risk. MS has clearly defined diagnostic criteria but remains largely a retrospective diagnosis. MRI is seen by non-specialists as the gold standard for diagnosis but it lacks sensitivity and specificity.

The new treatments have made MS a sub specialty for some neurologists but everyone with MS should have contact with their GP. The link with specialist care varies between general neurology and MS specialists in tertiary care, but there remain many people diagnosed with MS who have no regular specialist contact.

The key distinctions between relapsing and progressive MS, and the limits of certainty of those diagnoses, together with management options, particularly those impinging on primary care, will be presented.


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Dr Giles Elrington

Dr Giles Elrington

Giles Elrington qualified at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1980 and has been consultant neurologist at Barts Health NHS Trust since 1993. From 1993 to 2001 he was also consultant neurologist in Colchester. Since 2001 he has had a portfolio career. Regular NHS sessions include clinical research mainly in MS, general and botulinum toxin clinics at Southend General Hospital, a primary care based clinic for Mid-Essex PCT and until 2011 a headache clinic at the London Hospital. From 2011 he has been part time Medical Director of the National Migraine Centre. He has a private practice in Colchester and London. Dr Elrington is a general neurologist with particular interest in headache, multiple sclerosis, rehabilitation and neuropsychiatry.

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