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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Novartis files MS drug siponimod in EU and US

10 October 2018

Source PharmaTimes: "Siponimod is the first investigational medicine to show a significant delay in disability progression in typical SPMS patients," said Paul Hudson, chief executive of Novartis Pharmaceuticals. "We are closely working with the FDA and EMA to ensure siponimod is available for patients as soon as possible."

New 8 Week Wednesday Pilates Class!

3 October 2018

We are starting a new temporary pilates class on Wednesdays 3.00pm - 4.00pm. The class will run from the 31st October up to and including19th December. Criteria: Ability to get on and off the floor with minimal assistance.

Can you help collect and Sainsbury's Calcot?

3 October 2018

As Sainsburys Calcot Charity of the Year, we have been invited to raise money and awareness in store Thursday 11th - Sunday 14th October.

Encouraging news for people with primary or secondary progressive MS

3 October 2018

Source F1000 Prime: Fox et al. present the results of the eagerly awaited SPRINT-MS trial – a multi-centre phase II double blinded placebo controlled study of ibudilast in decreasing brain atrophy in progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).

Get around with these apps for accessible travel

2 October 2018

Source Independent Living: Travelling around the UK is certainly not easy for wheelchair users. Many wheelchair users have, in fact, faced prejudice while attempting to get around independently.

Wheelchair Accessible Africa!

2 October 2018

Source Disabled Accessible Travel: Always wanted to know about accessible travel and safari options in Africa?

Making a lasting power of attorney has never been easier!

2 October 2018

Making a lasting power of attorney for your health and wellbeing and financial affairs has never been easier! You may never need it, but it's a good idea to plan ahead just in case!

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.

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