Newly DiagnosedPatient with Doctor

The first thing we would like you to know is that if you or a family member discover you have the disease, you are not alone, and you will never be without support on Guernsey.

A diagnosis of MS can bring with it a confusing array of questions and emotions.  This can be a very anxious time and reactions of anger, denial, grief and bewilderment are common and natural.

Very shortly after  a diagnosis of MS has been arrived at,  your GP should refer you to our Specialist MS Nurse, Debbie Robilliard.  In the unlikely event that your GP fails to refer you to Debbie, don't worry, you can contact her yourself on 725241. Debbie's main role is to let you know about all the support and services that are available as well as providing emotional support to you and your family at this difficult time.

You may find the short video below helpful and also, the UK MS society has published a "Just diagnosed pathway" which is clearly set out and is full of helpful information.  To go to the UK MS society web page, click here