Bit of an odd question, but the option of having more than one MS nurse team came up recently in a questionnaire I was filling out, and it surprised me!
I get seen at a big, central hospital, but I’m aware that there are MS nurse teams much closer to me. The hospital I’m seen at is technically very good (especially in terms of neurologists), but their nurse team is badly understaffed, near impossible to get through to, and they never have any time for anything other than immediate medical care. The nurse service is really a relapse and DMT only service; I’ve never been given any option to access any other form of support or information through them.
The other nurse team that’s closer to me has a good local reputation for being available, prompt to help if you need to check how to manage any symptoms, and happy to provide emotional/practical advice. However, I desperately don’t want to lose the neurology consultant I have at my current hospital - they are very good and I respect them.
Does anyone on here have an arrangement where they are able to be seen by their local MS team as well as receiving care at a bigger hospital (and if so, how)? Or is this just a fantasy caused by a poorly worded survey?