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.

Tracy's leaving card

19 February 2021

Would you like to send a message to Tracy?

Uddhava on the radio

19 February 2021

Listen to our Yoga teacher speak about leading Yoga classes during the pandemic and being awarded a 'The Berkshire physical activity lockdown hero' award from Get Berkshire Active.

A shared goal to stop MS - new funding for research Centres of Excellence

19 February 2021

Source MS Society: Our two Centres of Excellence in Cambridge and Edinburgh will be working together to find new treatments, faster, for everyone living with MS.

Important Update

19 February 2021

- The government have announced 1.7 million more people will be added to the shielded patient list in England. This means some people in vaccine priority group 6 (which includes everyone with MS under 65 and not in groups 1-5) will be moved up into group 4 and advised to shield. The government are using a risk-prediction tool to identify people from group 6 to add to the list, based on evidence about who has been most severely affected by COVID-19. Shielding guidance is being extended to 31...

Meet the physio helping people with advanced MS use their hands

12 February 2021

Do you remember the iStep research project? A few years ago, some of the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre members took part in the MS Society UK funded research. If you did, you might remember Dr Andrea Stennett?

Scotland first in UK to approve 'take at home' MS drug

12 February 2021

Source BBC: A new treatment for patients with multiple sclerosis has been approved by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC).

Because we all care: unpaid carers

12 February 2021

Family carers have been taking on more responsibilities than ever during the pandemic. They are in a unique position to see what is going on, good and bad, with the health and social care provided to the person they are caring for.

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