Blog: Oct 2017

A message from Trishna

17 October 2017

A message from Trishna

I've been asked to help source participants for a focus group that I'm attending to look at a new patient platform that has been developed to make the clinical trials process more patient-friendly.

Don't get caught out in a power cut - register with the free SSE Priority Service

6 October 2017

It doesn't matter who your electricity supplier is, if you are disabled you can register to receive the SSE Priority Service.

We have reached Monte Carlo!

6 October 2017

We have reached Monte Carlo!

Not ones to relax we have headed to the Grand Prix circuit and by the end of Thursday we had completed 22 laps. Move over Lewis Hamilton here we come!

3D printing brain scans helps doctors with a tricky diagnosis

5 October 2017

Source Tech Crunch:

When there’s a problem in the brain, it pays to be precise — every millimeter counts with something like a tumor or blocked artery.

Need Financial Assistance@

5 October 2017

Source MS Society:

Need Financial Assistance? Who can help?

BMSTC Christmas Fair Saturday 18th November 1pm to pm

4 October 2017

Come and join us at the Centre for some festive fun at our Winter Fair on Saturday 18th November from 1pm to 3pm.

Tips for managing MS bladder problems

4 October 2017

Source MS Trust:

Are you going sober for October? Alcohol can irritate the bladder, so reducing how much you drink may help you manage your MS bladder problems.

Long-term Lemtrada Treatment Benefits Demonstrated in Extension Study

4 October 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

A five-year study demonstrated that Sanofi-Genzyme’s Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) provides long-term benefits for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients, reducing relapse rates and preventing the progression of the disease.

Importantly, most patients required only the standard two-phase treatment course. Few needed additional courses because of relapse or new brain lesions....

End to ESA reassessments comes into effect

4 October 2017

Source MS Society:

From the 29th September, some people with MS won't have to be re-tested for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) after their next reassessment.

Last October the Government announced it would stop ESA reassessments for people with severe conditions who can't work.

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed this change will start from today. They’ve also provided more detail about who it will apply to....

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