Friday, 21 October 2016

Please vote for BMSTC - the more votes, the more chance we get of receiving funding from Aviva

The Aviva Community Fund offers you the chance to get funding for an important cause in your community.
Open to everyone - Aviva customers, employees, insurance brokers or financial advisers (whether associated with Aviva or not) and the general public - we want you to enter a project for your community and tell us what a difference these much-needed funds could make.

Get enough votes from friends, family and supporters in your community and your project could be entered into the Finals, where a judging panel will award the funds.  Vote for BMSTC here!

Thursday, 20 October 2016

New drugs to face NHS affordability test

Source MS Society:

Proposed changes to the drug approval process mean NHS England will assess how much they can afford to pay for new drugs.

Under the plan, new drugs that are expected to cost the NHS more than £20 million a year would be subject to a ‘budget impact test’.  Read on.

Grow Your Tenner

Grow Your Tenner is live!  Donate now and Local Giving will match it up to £10!

BMSTC will get £21.67 for every £10 with Gift Aid donated during
#GrowYourTenner - starting this week!  Please support us

FDA Approval of 1st Progressive MS Treatment Awaited by Neurologists, Survey Finds

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

Neurologists in the U.S. expect — or, at least, highly anticipate — that Ocrevus (ocrelizumab), being developed by Roche as a treatment for both relapsing and progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), will be approved by year’s end, and a sizable number plan on quickly prescribing it, according to a recent update by Spherix Global Insights in “RealTime Dynamix: Multiple Sclerosis,” a quarterly report based on responses from over 100 neurologists actively treating MS patients.  Read on.

MS Society strikes Gold!

Source MS Society:

We are thrilled to announce Paralympic gold medallists Stephanie Millward and Kadeena Cox as our new MS Society Ambassadors.

Stephanie and Kadeena have already been helping us raise awareness of MS and getting involved in our community. They’ve been spreading the word about the work we do, meeting our supporters and participating in events, like the MS Walk and our MS Awards.  Read on.

Thank you to everyone who took part or helped with Go Loch Ness

Woo hoo! We made it to Loch Ness, to the Whisky, back again and a few extra miles for Ice cream! We have over 624 reasons to be proud. Thank you to everyone who took part and Marieke, Fran and Charlotte for volunteering. We could not have done any of this without our truly amazing physiotherapy team who continue to make such a positive difference every day for our members. Whisky and Nessie winners to be notified shortly...

Funding for Portsmouth scientist, researching multiple sclerosis

Source ITV News:

A University of Portsmouth scientist has won almost £180,000 to fund research that could help develop treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.

Dr Sassan Hafizi, a senior lecturer in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, has been awarded £177,930 by the MS Society to investigate the potentially beneficial role of a molecule found in the nervous system.  Read on.