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.

 

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.

Christmas opening and closing

18 December 2017

The Centre will be closed for Christmas from 1pm on Friday 22nd December and reopen at 9 am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Special Christmas Shopping Event in Reading

23 November 2017

Source Reading Borough Council

Once again, Reading Borough Council are hosting a Special Shopping Evening for older and those with disabilities.

MS Society Photographer at BMSTC 30th November 2017

23 November 2017

On Thursday 30th November Raffa, a photographer from the MS Society, will be here at the Centre.

Ozanimod Superior to Avonex in Treating Relapsing MS in Phase 3 Trials, Celgene Reports

23 November 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

Celgene released the results of two Phase 3 trials showing that patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) who were treated with ozanimod had lower relapse rates and fewer MRI brain lesions compared to those given a current first-line therapy, Avonex (interferon β-1a).

These results will be used to support a request for ozanimod’s approval as an MS therapy with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a filing known as a New Drug...

Cannabinoid, Dronabinol, Seen as Long-term Treatment Option for Neuropathic Pain in Phase 3 Study

23 November 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients being treated with dronabinol, a cannabinoid, do not show signs of drug abuse or dependency, leading researchers to conclude it has potential to be a long-term and safe treatment option for neuropathic pain.

Christmas Fair Success!

23 November 2017

A huge thank you to everyone who attended, volunteered and organised our Christmas Fair on Saturday - a great time was had by all.

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