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.

 

1,000th APS Treatment

22 January 2018

We reached a big milestone this week by providing our 1,000th APS treatment. /APS

Be kind to your mind

22 January 2018

Source MS Trust:

We often focus solely on our physical health but looking after our mental health is also vital to our sense of wellbeing. Jo Johnson, a consultant neuropsychologist with a special interest in MS, introduces practical steps you can take to improve and maintain your mental wellbeing.

Ocrelizumab licensed for people with early primary progressive MS in the UK

22 January 2018

Source MS Society:

Ocrelizumab has been approved as the first licensed treatment for some people with primary progressive MS in the UK.

Save the date - BMSTC Celebration Party and AGM 7th June 2018

22 January 2018

Instead of inviting a guest speaker to this year's AGM we thought we would have a celebration of BMSTC and all our wonderful volunteers during Volunteers Week!

2018 Collection season

22 January 2018

The 2018 collection season has started! Every penny really does count, in 2017 we raised a massive £30,618 with thanks to our volunteer collectors. Amazing!

Next MS Nurse Clinic 24th January

8 January 2018

The next MS Nurse Clinic at BMSTC will be on Wednesday 24th January 2018.

Happy New Year!

3 January 2018

We would like to wish you all a Happy and Healthy 2018!

2017 was officially the busiest year to date for the Centre - thank you to everyone who attended, fundraised, volunteered, donated and helped raise the profile of the charity. With your help, we provided 10,579 treatments supporting 400 families.

Bring on 2018! Watch this space for MS news and research updates along with our Centre news and up and coming fundraising events.

Veterinary Nurse with MS loses case for more help

3 January 2018

Source ITV Meridian News:

Multiple Sclerosis is a condition that affects more than 1100,000 people in the UK but the MS Society claims that it's becoming more difficult for sufferers to claim disability benefit.

The charity is highlighting the case of a trainee veterinary nurse from Dorset who's been turned down for extra cash under the new Personal Independence payment system. Richard Slee also talked to Genevieve Edwards of the MS Society....

Today is Festival of Sleep Day!

3 January 2018

Source MS Trust:

As today is Festival of Sleep Day, we're talking sleep and MS. Poor sleep is common in people with multiple sclerosis, with about 50% of people reported to experience some form of sleep disturbance.

Urine infections in MS – an integrated approach to prevention & treatment.

3 January 2018

Source Miranda's MS Blog:

Miranda is an MS Specialist Nurse based in Bedford, she writes a blog to share things she has found good, useful or positive within the MS community.

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