Pip's Blog

Pip's Blog

Welcome to Pip's Blog, where our Centre Manager Pippa brings you up-to-date news from the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre and the MS community.

If you have any feedback or you would like to contact Pip email pippa@bmstc.org or call 0118 901 6000.

For older posts please visit http://pips-bmstc.blogspot.co.uk.

 

BMSTC Christmas Fair Saturday 18th November 1pm to pm

4 October 2017

Come and join us at the Centre for some festive fun at our Winter Fair on Saturday 18th November from 1pm to 3pm.

Tips for managing MS bladder problems

4 October 2017

Source MS Trust:

Are you going sober for October? Alcohol can irritate the bladder, so reducing how much you drink may help you manage your MS bladder problems.

Long-term Lemtrada Treatment Benefits Demonstrated in Extension Study

4 October 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

A five-year study demonstrated that Sanofi-Genzyme’s Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) provides long-term benefits for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients, reducing relapse rates and preventing the progression of the disease.

Importantly, most patients required only the standard two-phase treatment course. Few needed additional courses because of relapse or new brain lesions....

End to ESA reassessments comes into effect

4 October 2017

Source MS Society:

From the 29th September, some people with MS won't have to be re-tested for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) after their next reassessment.

Last October the Government announced it would stop ESA reassessments for people with severe conditions who can't work.

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed this change will start from today. They’ve also provided more detail about who it will apply to....

Do you shop at Tesco?

27 September 2017

Do you shop at Tesco at the Meadows or one of the local stores?

Go Monte Carlo update

27 September 2017

We ummed and ahhed about challenging our members to travel from Reading to Monte Carlo – we were worried it was too far, too much of a stretch and quite frankly impossible. How wrong were we to think this?

Christmas card early bird offer ends this week

27 September 2017

Early Bird Christmas card offer!

Buy 3 packs of Christmas cards, 10 cards per pack, for £9.50.

Disarm Therapeutics to Begin Developing Therapy that Prevents Axonal Degeneration

22 September 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

Disarm Therapeutics has completed the first round of financing to develop a compound that prevents axonal degeneration in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurodegenerative conditions.

New study to look at impact of early treatment with aggressive DMTs

22 September 2017

Source MS Society:

A new study will investigate whether early treatment with aggressive disease modifying therapies (DMTs) could benefit people with MS.

We need you - Saturday 7th October 2017 Reading Street Collection

22 September 2017

We have a street collection in Reading on Saturday 7th October - can you spare two hours to help us? This will be the perfect opportunity to start your Christmas shopping before the shops start getting really, really busy.

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