The Multiple sclerosis service is based within Forth Valley Royal Hospital with clinics held in the Main Outpatients Department. Clinics are also held within the Rehabilitation Hub in Stirling Community hospital and at Clackmannan Community Healthcare Centre.
Services provided include:
consultant led clinics for multiple sclerosis and disease modifying therapy
nurse led disease modifying therapy clinics
home assessment and review
referrals to other services
provision of information
The Forth Valley Multiple Sclerosis Service offers a specialised neurological and rehabilitation service to people living within the Forth Valley area. The overall aim of the service is to help people who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis to achieve their fullest physical, psychological and social ability, enabling them to maintain their independence and have control over their own circumstances.
The philosophy of the service is focused on the needs of the individual with Multiple Sclerosis, with programmes of care and services being carefully tailored to meet the needs of each individual and family.
The service also acts as a resource to provide education and information for other professionals involved in caring for people with multiple sclerosis.
The activity of the multiple sclerosis service includes providing support and information for patients and their families, at the time of diagnosis and throughout the condition. Patients and carers can contact the service directly between hospital appointments if they wish to talk over issues relating to their multiple sclerosis, providing a link into neurology and rehabilitation services.
Patients are offered advice in relation to symptom management, social and psychological problems and support and monitoring during disease modifying treatment.
Multiple Sclerosis Support Nurse
Phone: 01324 566 617
Initial referrals can be made by GP’s and wards in writing or electronically via SCI gateway to the MS Service, and should be marked for the attention of Dr. Christian Neumann. Patients and carers known to the Service can call the department directly between hospital appointments for advice relating to multiple sclerosis.
Dr. Christian Neumann
Consultant Neurologist Multiple Sclerosis Service,
Neurology Department, Office J,
Ground floor, Forth Valley Royal Hospital,