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Multiple Sclerosis: friends & family experiences

Credits

Nic Hughes

Nic joined the Health Experiences Research Group in 2011, soon after completing his PhD in Medical Sociology at the University of Glasgow. Nic has had a long career in clinical nursing and health care education, working in Bradford and at the University of Leeds.

Louise Locock

Louise has a PhD in social policy from LSE (1998) and joined the Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford in 2003. She is now Deputy Research Director for the group.

Acknowledgements
Thanks to all those who were interviewed, to all the individuals and organisations who helped us recruit participants, to all the Advisory Panel members and to Dr Carol Dumelow  for help with analysis and writing up of the data.

Advisory Panel

Sue Allison 
Strategic Lead for Carers, MS Society

Dr Paul Bull
Lay participant

Jeff Causier
Lay participant

Professor Gill Green
Director of Research, School of Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex

Anita Lancaster
Lay participant

Dr Helen Salisbury
GP, Medical Advisor Health Experiences Research Group

Professor Derick Wade
Consultant in Neurological Rehabilitation, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

Dr Richard Warner
MS Nurse Consultant, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Supported by:
This is a summary of independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Programme Grants for Applied Research funding scheme (RP-PG-0608-10147). The views expressed are those of the authors, and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.

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Grant holders:
Sue Ziebland
Louise Locock
John Powell
Sally Wyke
Pamela Briggs
Elizabeth Sillence
Peter Harris
Andrew Farmer
Rafael Perrera
Sula Wiltshire
Crispin Jenkinson
Margaret Booth
Bob Gann

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