At the PIF Annual Conference on Wednesday 25 May 2016 we will be holding our Best Poster Competition. Entries to the competition will demonstrate partnership working to improve healthcare information and support.
The best judged poster on the day, as voted for by delegates, will win a prize. Over the next few days we will be showcasing the entries to the competition. We start below with a submission from Multiple Sclerosis Trust.
You can find out more details about the conference and how you can attend here: www.pifonline.org.uk/2016-conference
MS Decisions – developing an information resource to support shared decision making
The MS Trust Information Service provides practical, evidence-based information so that people with multiple sclerosis (MS) can have informed discussions with health professionals and make choices that are right for them.
An early choice faced by people with relapsing remitting MS is whether to start taking one of eleven disease modifying drugs (DMD) approved for use by the NHS.
The balance between effectiveness of a drug and the risk of side effects are key factors, but other issues will be important such as the impact it has on daily life or plans to start a family.
We wanted to provide an online resource which offered reliable, independent information on the current drugs and ensure that it would remain accurate as new treatments become available in the future. We also wanted to make sure the information was presented in a way that made it easy for people to see what options were available, consider the factors that are important to them and compare drugs in a simple, intuitive way.
The poster will outline the process we followed to develop MS Decisions www.msdecisions.org.uk. The project could not have happened without the collaboration between our internal project team, people with multiple sclerosis and MS specialists.
Presenter: Deryn Evans, Information Officer
Organisation: Multiple Sclerosis Trust