Blog: Jan 2018

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.

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."

Advanced notice - Oxygen Chamber Service 30th January 2018

22 January 2018

Our oxygen chamber is being serviced on Tuesday 30th January 2018.

Please note all sessions have been cancelled that day apart from the 5.45pm session which will run as usual.

Our apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.

1,000th APS Treatment

22 January 2018

We reached a big milestone this week by providing our 1,000th APS treatment. /APS

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.

Ocrelizumab licensed for people with early primary progressive MS in the UK

22 January 2018

Source MS Society:

Ocrelizumab has been approved as the first licensed treatment for some people with primary progressive MS in the UK.

Save the date - BMSTC Celebration Party and AGM 7th June 2018

22 January 2018

Instead of inviting a guest speaker to this year's AGM we thought we would have a celebration of BMSTC and all our wonderful volunteers during Volunteers Week!

2018 Collection season

22 January 2018

The 2018 collection season has started! Every penny really does count, in 2017 we raised a massive £30,618 with thanks to our volunteer collectors. Amazing!

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