Wednesday, 24 August 2016

A Photographer is coming and we need you!

We will have a photographer at the Centre on the mornings of:
  • Wednesday 31st August
  • Thursday 1st September
We are looking for people to be in the photos and show case the charity.

If you have treatments on a Wednesday or Thursday they will carry on as normal.

If you prefer not to be in the photos simply let us know.

If you are happy to be photographed, even if you are normally in on a different day, please email Pip or Sam pippa@bmstc.org or samantha@bmstc.org





Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Go West the sequel - Go Loch Ness!


After the success of Go West last year, we are aiming to get ourselves to Loch Ness this year, an epic 564 mile challenge!  

We can only do this if everyone gets involved...anyone with MS is welcome to join us - see Sam (samantha@bmstc.org)  or Henriette (henrietta@bmstc.org
)  for more details.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

MS Nurse and OT Clinic

The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
 
Need to see an MS Nurse Specialist?
Meet with one of the team at :-
 
West Berkshire Therapy Centre Thatcham
Or MS Therapy Centre Reading
Or Newbury Rugby Club
To make an appointment phone 01183225369 or email:
Dates are as follows:-
  • Wed 7th Sept :10-1130 Newbury rugby club
  • Thurs 22nd Sept: 1.30 -3 Berkshire MS Therapy Centre
  • Fri 7th Oct: 12-1.30 West Berks Therapy Centre
  • Wed 2nd Nov: 10-1130 Newbury rugby club
  • Thurs 13th Nov: 1.30 -3 Berkshire MS Therapy Centre
  •  Fri 9th Dec: 12-130 West Berks Therapy Centre
 
 

Potentially thousands with MS missing out on crucial treatments


 Source MS Society:
 A sizeable amount of people living with MS are at risk of being forgotten by the NHS.

One in ten of those with relapsing MS haven’t seen an MS nurse or neurologist for over a year. Among this group, just 12% are taking a disease modifying therapy (DMT) which could reduce relapses and slow progression of MS.

However, 73% of those who have seen a specialist within the last year are taking a DMT.  Read on.

New Pre-HSCT Treatment May Make Stem Cell Transplants a Safer Option for MS Patients.

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a method for stem cell transplants that may do away with the need for prior systematic treatment with chemotherapy or radiotherapy. If successful, stem cell transplants could be an option for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), an option now limited by the risk of severe toxicity triggered by the chemotherapy.  Read on.

Waitrose Oxford Road Green Tokens


A green token update: As you may know, we have been chosen as the one of the good causes supported by Waitrose Oxford Road. As of this lunchtime we were joint first. If you shop at Waitrose, please vote for us (we are the middle one) so we can get the gold medal at the end of the month. Please share will everyone you know!

Researchers trick our cells into treating UTIs without antibiotics

Source: Science Alert
New research shows that our bodies own immune systems have another way to fight off urinary tract infections (UTIs) without antibiotics - and it's super effective.  This is a pretty big deal, seeing as UTIs are one of the most common infections treated with antibiotics in humans – something that’s contributing to the rise of drug-resistant superbugs.
 Read on.