Multiple sclerosis service

What is multiple sclerosis (MS)? 

MS is the most common neurological disorder among young adults. 

MS is usually diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40. Once diagnosed, MS is a life long and variable condition and at the time of diagnosis it cannot be predicted how quickly or severely the disease will progress. 

Our aims 

The level of impairment and symptoms are unique to each individual and can sometimes be difficult to manage. The MS service aims to empower those affected by providing information, support and advice about the condition, from the time of diagnosis and throughout the disease spectrum, mainly through our MS specialist nurses. 

The MS team

  • Dr I Redmond - Consultant Neurologist
  • Dr S Harikrishnan - Consultant Neurologist
  • Juliette Beaumont - MS Specialist Nurse
  • Diane Marshall - MS Specialist Nurse
  • Beth Tredwell - MS Specialist Nurse
  • Elaine Clyde - Secretary

MS outpatient clinics

MS nurse-led clinics are available in:

  • Westview Hospital, Tenterden
  • William Harvey Hospital, Ashford
  • Buckland Hospital, Dover
  • Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury
  • Faversham Health Centre
  • Royal Vistoria Hospital, Herne Bay
  • Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, Margate.

Contact the MS Team

The team can be contacted at:

Kent and Canterbury Hospital Ethelbert Road

Phone: 01227 868690. 

Direct referrals can be made by healthcare professionals, a carer or by the patient, either verbally or by letter, providing the person with MS is aware and has a definite diagnosis of MS. 

The service is accessible Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.  Messages can be left on the 24 hour answerphone. 

The MS Service is NOT an emergency service. The GP should be made aware of any urgent medical symptoms.