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.

 

Can you help collect at Tesco Newbury on Saturday 24th February?

9 February 2018

We are looking for a special someone to join us for our collection at Tesco Newbury on Saturday 24th February between 3 and 5pm.

MS Trust Ocrelizumab questionnaire

9 February 2018

If you have a spare moment, please do fill in the MS Trust short questionnaire about ocrelizumab, and help us make a strong case to NICE for this drug to be made available on the NHS.

New Pilates Class

9 February 2018

New! Due to the popularity of pilates at the Centre we are introducing a new pilates class.

A £10 gesture of thanks offered to MS participants who complete survey

9 February 2018

Opinion Health is currently conducting a study that involves patients with multiple sclerosis, and we would like to kindly ask for your support.

BBC One Show at the Oracle this Saturday

31 January 2018

The BBC’s One Show is making a film about care homes. Presenter Iain Lee will be at the Reading Oracle between 3-5PM this Saturday (3rd Feb) with a ‘Pop Up Care Clinic’.

PIPs: What next for benefit claimants?

31 January 2018

Source BBC:

BMSTC Member Sue Doughty is mentioned in the article - "Sue Doughty lives in Twyford, Berkshire. She has multiple sclerosis. She faced homelessness and had to rely on help from her daughter.

Following a year spent in appeal, the Court of Tribunal awarded Sue PIP ongoing for life."

NICE proposes rejecting five drugs for relapsing MS - MS Trust responds

31 January 2018

Source MS Trust:

NICE has recommended Extavia, but rejected Copaxone, Avonex, Betaferon, Plegridy and Rebif in its preliminary appraisal of MS drugs. The MS Trust has responded to NICE’s consultation in the strongest possible terms.

Men hold secret to protect women from multiple sclerosis

31 January 2018

Source EurekAlert:

Guardian molecule induced by testosterone reverses harmful immune response, eliminates disease symptoms in female mice.

How do you explain MS to your children/grandchildren?

24 January 2018

Digesting science is a workshop with a set of fun packed simple activities to explain MS to children between 6-12 years. It is scientific information with a lot of FUN.

Be kind to your mind

22 January 2018

Source MS Trust:

We often focus solely on our physical health but looking after our mental health is also vital to our sense of wellbeing. Jo Johnson, a consultant neuropsychologist with a special interest in MS, introduces practical steps you can take to improve and maintain your mental wellbeing.

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