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.

 

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.

Photo Scavenger Hunt, Supper and Quiz

12 September 2018

Test your logic and smarts with a Photo Scavenger Hunt, Supper and Quiz in aid of the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre on Saturday 29th September in Twyford.

Living Well, Staying Healthy in Body & Mind

12 September 2018

Balmore Park Surgery Patients Participation Group invite you to this free event: Living Well, Staying Healthy in Body & Mind Tuesday 18th September 10.00 - 12.30 pm Caversham Heights Methodist Church RG4 7BG

Your Centre needs you!

12 September 2018

Thank you to everyone who is collecting for the Centre today in Tescos, Hungerford and at Reading Station. Couldn't make it this time? Join us at the Reading Broad Street Collection on Saturday 22nd September.

A further request from a first year PhD student at King's College London

12 September 2018

Your post helped us get so many helpful responses last time, and I was wondering if you would be able to help us post again for newly developed rating tasks- it is extremely similar to the last rating tasks, this time it is rating scenarios.

People with primary progressive MS need ocrelizumab now

12 September 2018

Source MS Society: Ocrelizumab should be available on the NHS for everyone with primary progressive MS who could benefit. We call on NHS England, the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Roche to work together to secure a deal to make that happen.

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.”

Enhanced flu jab to save 'hundreds of lives'

12 September 2018

Source BBC: The over-65s vaccine will protect against three strains of flu, but people under 65, in the so-called at-risk groups, will be offered a vaccine that protects against four types of flu. At-risk groups include pregnant women and those with long-term health conditions.

Want to know more about how what you eat can affect your MS?

12 September 2018

Source MS Trust: Want to know more about how what you eat can affect your MS? We put some of your questions to Dr Conor Kerley, a registered dietitian who was diagnosed with MS at 16.

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