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.

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Personal Independence Payments - Information Event

11 April 2017

Source Newbury MS Society:

Are you worried about claiming Personal Independence Payments (PIP)?

I tried to eat to beat MS

11 April 2017

Source The I News:

When she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Siobhan Norton’s neurologist warned her not to put her faith in eating plans to ‘cure’ her condition.

Excellent disabled hotel accommodation in London

10 April 2017

Highly recommended by Nigel and Barbara McAlister:

Accessible rooms & wet rooms galore!

It was that time of year again - for Nigel's annual checkup with his neurologist at the National Hospital. This appointment also coincided with our planned trip to the Royal Opera House to see the ballet 'The Sleeping Beauty' .

We decided to try out a new (2 years old) Premier Inn. The location was perfect - opposite the Coliseum and ideal for theatre breaks or meeting friends...

MS Carers Lunch Club

6 April 2017

When you are diagnosed with MS, the effects do not stop with you. The effects are felt by those around you. Carers and partners play a huge role in how you manage your MS and their support is crucial. This is why, together with the Reading, Wokingham and Districts MS Society branch, we offer a MS Carers Lunch Club (formerly the Partners and Carers Club). Meeting on the second Thursday of every month between 12pm to 2.30pm, there is a fantastic programme planned. Transport and care can be...

Our AGM Guest Speaker will be Paralympic Gold Medallist, Stephanie Millward MBE

6 April 2017

We are thrilled to announce that our AGM guest speaker will be Paralympic gold medallist, Stephanie Millward MBE. Please note that the afternoon Physiotherapy, Tai Chi and the 1.30pm Oxygen Therapy are cancelled on this day to accommodate the meeting.

Scientists Accelerate Stem Cells’ Production of Brain Cells to Just Days, Study Reports

6 April 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

British scientists have accelerated from weeks to days the process by which stem cells generate brain cells, which could open the door to new treatment approaches for diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

Missed opportunities in latest PIP review

6 April 2017

Source MS Society:

A second independent review into how Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is working was published recently.

Research on Faulty Stem Cells Suggests MS Patients Need Tailored Therapies

6 April 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

Brain stem cells from primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) patients lack the ability to repair brain damage and to trigger the maturation of protective myelin-producing cells, a surprising study with far-reaching implications indicates.

Thank you for helping to save Reading’s Hydrotherapy Service

5 April 2017

From our patron, Martin Salter:

On behalf of the ‘Save the RBH Hydrotherapy Pool Campaign’ we would like to thank everybody who signed our petition or supported the campaign in other ways.

You may have seen in the press the announcement from the hospital Chief Executive Steve McManus that plans to close the pool had been abandoned and that the hospital trust is "committed to the continuation of hydrotherapy provision, whether this is on the Royal Berkshire Hospital site or...

DisabledHolidays.com - Travel without limits

30 March 2017

This company have been highly recommended by one of our members who wanted to share the news with you.