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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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.

Reading Borough Council Consultation

23 August 2018

Reading Borough Council is consulting on proposals which may change the way some services are delivered locally.

Purple Tuesday at the Oracle Shopping Centre 13th November

23 August 2018

Retailers urged to sign up to ‘Purple Tuesday’ – the UK’s first ever accessible shopping day

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Community Based Neuro-rehabilitation

23 August 2018

Source Berkshire Healthcare NHS: We can help you manage or recover from a neurological condition or diagnosis (such as head injuries, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease) through neuro-rehabilitation.

What is SymTrac™

23 August 2018

Source Novartis: SymTrac™ is a free app available on iPhone and Android that helps people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) track general wellbeing and symptoms over time.

Upcoming Collections

23 August 2018

Our amazing collectors were out in force in Wallingford at the weekend collecting funds and raising awareness of MS and the Centre.

Other brain diseases reveal clues to primary progressive MS

23 August 2018

Source MS Research Australia: Brain disease genes linked to primary progressive MS risk.

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