AUTHOR

Louise Mckinlay

http://msnz.org.nz

POSTS

MS Voice Newsletter – June 2021

June 9, 2021 | MS Voice, Newsletter

Keep up to date with what we have been working on, tips to live well with MS and much more. Read the latest newsletter from MSNZ: MS Voice_June 2021


MSNZ President receives Queen’s birthday Honour

June 8, 2021 | Advocacy, Media

Multiple Sclerosis NZ is thrilled to announce our President, Neil Woodhams, has received an honour in the Queen’s Birthday List for recognition of his services to people with Multiple Sclerosis. Neil is a leading advocate for New Zealanders with MS, […]


Special Authority Criteria Amendment for DMTs

May 26, 2021 | Advocacy

Multiple Sclerosis NZ received several reports from concerned patients regarding the ambiguity of the Special Authority Criteria for DMTs. With the support of Dr John Mottershead, Pharmac were approached for clarification. Concern centred around whether bilateral aids qualify for use […]


McDonald 2017 finally receives PTAC recognition

May 25, 2021 | Advocacy, Media

Still unfunded, but finally acknowledged, McDonald 2017 criteria for diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is one step closer to being used in NZ for accessing treatment. The February 2021 minutes of PHARMAC’s Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (PTAC) were released this month, recommending […]


New Zealanders urged to consider careers in care and support

May 25, 2021 | Media

The vast majority of New Zealanders believe people working in community support roles are important to society but less than half of New Zealanders would recommend it to family as a career, according to new research. Yet, it’s a hugely […]