Laura Weir, Head of Policy and Campaigns at the MS Society, explained: “With changes currently being made to the NHS and welfare benefits, there has never been a more important time to make politicians aware of the difficulties facing people with MS across the country in obtaining the drugs, specialist care and welfare support they need. This is what we are aiming to do with our MS lottery challenge.”
Mr Efford is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for MS, a group of MPs and peers who help to make sure that MS issues are high on the government’s agenda. He approached the MS Society after local constituents with MS got in touch.
Mr Efford said: “People with MS face a lottery on a daily basis when it comes to accessing treatments, care and welfare support. I will continue to work with the MS Society to ensure that people affected by MS in Eltham receive the treatments and support they need.”
For more information on MS and the support available to those affected by the condition visit the MS Society’s website: http://www.mssociety.org.uk.