MS register is launched

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PATIENTS with multiple sclerosis could get better access to treatment with the launch of a new register detailing every aspect of the illness, say campaigners.

The condition is the most common disabling neurological condition in young adults and affects around 100,000 people in the UK.

But the MS Society says patients in the UK fare worse than in most other countries in Europe.

The charity is today unveiling a national register backed by top specialists which it hopes will revolutionise the way people with the condition access care and services.

The venture is being backed by right-to-die campaigner Debbie Purdy, from Bradford. She said she hoped the register would help build information about the condition and how it affected different people.