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.

Funding for social care announced in Budget

9 March 2017

Source MS Society:

The Chancellor Phillip Hammond has announced funding of £2 billion over the next three years for the social care system in England.

Multiple Sclerosis treatment is debunked by researchers in Canada

9 March 2017

Source The Guardian:

A surgical treatment pioneered in Europe that was sought out by thousands of people with multiple sclerosis has been categorically debunked by Canadian researchers

Study to determine whether the daily consumption of cocoa has the potential to reduce fatigue in people with MS

6 March 2017

Dr Shelly Coe, Lecturer in Nutrition from Oxford Brookes University will be at the Centre on Tuesday 28th March 2017 around 11.00am to talk to anyone who may be interested in this study.

Disability benefits: Number 10 defends changes to PIPs

3 March 2017

Source BBC:

Downing Street has defended plans to change access to disability benefits, saying that "nobody is losing out".

#ACTRIMS2017 – There is increased evidence linking viruses to MS risk

3 March 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is thought to be caused by genetic factors, but environmental cues are increasingly recognized to have an impact on disease onset and development.

Fresh evidence that DWP bars email communication from disabled claimants

1 February 2017

Source Disability News Service:

Fresh evidence has emerged that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has refused to allow benefit claimants to communicate via email, despite its claims that it allows disabled people with “valid reasons” to do so.