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.

 

Christmas Closure at the Centre and Oxgyen Therapy

5 December 2019

The Centre will be closing for Christmas at 5.00 pm on Friday 20th December and reopening on Thursday 2nd December at 9.00 am.

Go Finland - did we do it?

30 November 2019

Did we get there? Were the winners Team I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday or Team Bah Humbug Hamburg?

Half of disability benefits appeals won in tribunal court

14 November 2019

Source BBC: One in two people who appealed in court against a decision to deny them disability benefits were successful, analysis of five years of data shows.

Cannabis-based medicines: Two drugs approved for NHS

11 November 2019

Source BBC: Two cannabis-based medicines, used to treat epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, have been approved for use by the NHS in England.

European drug regulator recommends restricted use of Lemtrada

11 November 2019

Source MS Trust: Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) should be restricted to people with highly active relapsing-remitting MS according to a review carried out by the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) drug safety committee.

Sativex cost-effective in final NICE guideline on cannabis-based medicines

11 November 2019

Source MS Trust: Sativex is a cost-effective treatment for people with MS spasticity according to new guidance published today by NICE(link is external). This reverses the decision made in draft guidance published earlier this year.

DWP breached advertising standards

11 November 2019

Source MS Society: The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld our complaint against the Government’s Universal Credit adverts.

Go Finland - starts today 11th November!

11 November 2019

As you may recall we finished 2018s Go Transylvania at the airport .... turns out Transylvania was filled with something more terrifying than vampires - physiotherapists!

Launching an MS manifesto for the UK general election

11 November 2019

Source MS Society: After months of speculation, the UK government has called a general election for Thursday 12 December. But what do people with MS want from our next government?

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