Blog: Sep 2018

MS Carers Lunch Club

25 September 2018

The MS Carers Lunch Club will be meeting on Thursday 11th October from 12.30 - 2.30pm.

Extended GP access during evenings and weekends

25 September 2018

Source Healthwatch Berkshire: From 1st October, patients will be able to have access to GP appointments during the weekends and evenings.

Go Transylvania

25 September 2018

We have 100 hundred people joining us for Go Transylvania, have you signed up yet?

Link between smoking and MS clearer than ever

25 September 2018

Source MS Society: Our new evidence review shows the link between smoking and MS is clearer than ever.

Final results from the MS Risk Sharing Scheme (RSS) published

25 September 2018

Source MS Trust: The MS Trust has praised the pioneering work of the MS Risk Sharing Scheme (RSS) as the final results from the scheme are published in the BMJ today (September 24).

Fuelmii - get your car refuelled at a place that's convenient for you!

25 September 2018

Recommended by a couple of our members Fuelmii - get your car refuelled at a place that's convenient for you!

Tips to save money - Independent Living

25 September 2018

Source Independent Living: Here are some ideas about ways that you may be able to save money on essentials if you have a disability, are elderly, and receive certain benefits, and/or have a low income.

VAT Exemption on Disability Living Products

25 September 2018

Source Independent Living: For anybody who is about to purchase equipment to help them manage with a disability, don't forget about VAT exemption.

Here are the rules regarding VAT exemption for disabled people. Find out when you can buy mobility products and daily living aids without VAT, and how to go about it. And most importantly, don't forget that you need to get the VAT taken off BEFORE you buy, you can't claim it back afterwards...Find out...

Play our MS Tombola!

25 September 2018

From Wednesday 26th September, for one week only, play our MS Tombola. All prizes begin with the letter M or S and will be everything from Magnificent to Silly!

MS patients denied drug which could keep them out of wheelchair

12 September 2018

Source the Telegraph: “As doctors, we are left feeling powerless when we deliver the devastating diagnosis of PPMS to people because we know there is currently no disease-modifying treatment available to help them.

“It is even more frustrating that an effective treatment that can help slow the disease has been developed and made available across the globe yet people in England and Wales will continue to suffer disability worsening because of an archaic and inflexible medicine assessment system.”