What we’ve achieved
The Health Policy Partnership has been working together with the European Brain Council (EBC) to create RETHINKING MS, a project calling for change in how MS care and support is organised. We have collaborated with experts from across Europe to build an interdisciplinary consensus around practical and sustainable policy responses to MS at the European level. This formed the basis of the core report, RETHINKING MS in Europe: prioritising integrated services for people with multiple sclerosis. Building on the findings from the EBC’s 2017 Value of Treatment report, this pan-European policy narrative identifies key challenges in MS care and makes recommendations for how they can be addressed.
As different countries face specific challenges, it is important to consider the national context when advocating for policy change. For this reason, RETHINKING MS also takes an in-depth look at Denmark, Italy, Romania and Spain. The dedicated reports provide a more specific analysis of MS policy, care and support available for people with MS in each country.
RETHINKING MS offers the European policy narrative, four country-specific reports, and a policy assessment tool to help national-level stakeholders implement policies that will improve the lives of people with MS in their countries. The project was the focus of a meeting at the European Parliament hosted by the MEP Interest Group on Brain, Mind and Pain on 6 November 2019.