Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Pharmacy survey

The Reading School of Pharmacy (RSoP) is seeking the views of various people to enhance the development of our programme to educate future pharmacists. We would value your input. Completion of this short survey should take less than 5 minutes.  Click here!

Short Breaks and Respite care holidays

Source MS Society:
The MS Society is now working with two organisations to make it easier for people with MS and their families and carers to access a range of short breaks, respite care and holidays.  Read more here!

FDA Approves Stem Cell Clinical Trial For Multiple Sclerosis

Source Reuters:

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tisch MS Research Center of New York announced today that it has received Investigational New Drug (IND) approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to commence a Phase 1 trial using autologous neural stem cells in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a chronic human autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that leads to myelin damage and neurodegeneration and affects approximately 2.1 million people worldwide.  Read more here.

A useful account of what seems to be happening to some with 'indefinite' DLA awards.

The government appears to have a secret plan to reassess disability living allowance (DLA) claimants who have “indefinite” awards, in a bid to sidestep delays to implementation of its benefit reforms.  Read more here!

Unity Lottery

The National lottery is going up to £2.00 a go in the autumn so why not try the BMSTC lottery at £1.00 a go and 50 pence comes straight to the Centre. Pick up a leaflet or apply online at join.unitylottery.co.uk and put BMSTC as your chosen charity. Further information from kirsten@bmstc.org


Nationwide Good Causes

Nationwide are asking for online nominations for 'good causes' to give a donation to, and we would like you to nominate the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre! Simply log onto http://your.nationwide.co.uk/your-society/get-involved/nominate-a-charity/Pages/nominate-a-charity-home.aspx and tell them about the Centre! :0)

Walking for MileS - Sunday 15th September

Our annual Walking for Miles will take place in Henley starting from the River and Rowing Museum on Sunday 15th September.

For more details and online registration click here!