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.

 

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.

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!

Next MS Nurse Clinic 24th January

8 January 2018

The next MS Nurse Clinic at BMSTC will be on Wednesday 24th January 2018.

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