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.

 

May Fair Success

26 May 2017

Thank you to our wonderful Link Group and all of the volunteers and supporters who turned out at our May Fair last Saturday. We would also like to say a very big thank you to our friend Debbie McGee who officially opened the event.

The grand total raised was a magnificent £1,200! For those who missed it we still have a few plants for sale at the Centre to help your garden bloom.

iStep-MS Trial

18 May 2017

I would like to invite you to take part in a research project being carried out at the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre: the iStep-MS trial. This project is being carried out to find out how physiotherapists can best help people with MS to increase the amount of physical activity they do in a safe and enjoyable way.

Our May Fair is coming, put the 20th May in your diary!

9 May 2017

Our fair is coming to the Centre on Saturday 20th May and we are thrilled to announce it will be opened by the lovely Debbie McGee.

We're hiring! We are looking to recruit a Junior Physiotherapist

9 May 2017

We're hiring! We are currently recruiting for a new Junior Physiotherapist. The Job description and application form can be found on our website here.

Statins could soon treat multiple sclerosis as 'momentous' trial begins

9 May 2017

Source The Telegraph:

Statins could soon be prescribed to treat multiple sclerosis after a groundbreaking trial began to see if the cheap cholesterol busting drug could delay symptoms.

Multi-million pound trial to investigate if statins could become MS treatment

9 May 2017

Source MS Society

We’re proud to be co-funding the phase 3 trial to test if simvastatin could become a treatment for secondary progressive MS. This phase 3 trial will involve over 1000 people with secondary progressive MS.

Breakthrough in multiple sclerosis research as scientists discover possible cause of the disease

26 April 2017

Source The Telegraph:

British scientists have discovered a potential cause for multiple sclerosis, in a major breakthrough that could pave the way for new treatments for the disease.

Well done to all our London Marathon Runners

26 April 2017

What an amazing day at the London Marathon! Well done to Miles, Tony, Harry, Amy and Marc who SMASHED it.

MS Trust names first sites in specialist nurse funding programme

26 April 2017

Source MS Trust:

To mark MS Awareness Week 2017, the MS Trust has confirmed that it is working to bring much needed new MS nurses to Leicester and Bradford, and has announced plans to fund and develop a further six new specialist nurse posts in the next year.

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