Monday, 28 April 2014

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Please Help Save our Partners and Carers Club

As you know our Partners and Carers Club has been run jointly for many years by  Brenda Deller representing The Berkshire MS Therapy Centre and Heather Cresswell for the Reading and Wokingham Branch of the MS Society. Brenda organises each monthly meeting, while Heather manages the admin. Time marches on and Brenda would now like someone to help her and possibly eventually take over the planning  of our meetings.
This would involve arranging visits each month to caf├ęs, restaurants or places of interest that have a place to eat, as we find it is much easier to talk when you are eating and relaxed. We are funded by Reading and Wokingham Borough Councils, so all meals are free.

Please do think hard about whether you would like to help. It would be very sad if after all these years the Club had to be discontinued.  If you can help please email pippa@bmstc.org.  Thank you!

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Help needed with Planting the new Garden!


Planting has started in the new garden at the centre but there is still a lot to do - it's a large area! And there is still a bit of digging and levelling to do too.
If you can help with this work, even if it's only for half a day, please call Dave Robson on 07932 703540 or 0118 9668502

Friday, 4 April 2014

Research Study on MS patients taking Rebif

Anyone interested in participating?

"Dear Sir/Madam

I am writing in the hope that you might be able to assist us.Field Scope International a market research company is currently organizing a paid market research study with Multiple Sclerosis patients. We are specifically looking to speak to patients that were taking Rebif but have stopped taking Rebif in the last 18 months. The study is designed to gain an insight with the patients experience with the condition and the treatments they are on, more specifically we are to ask them the following points:

1.      Ask them about their Multiple Sclerosis

2.      Their experience of using the drug Rebif
We are looking to invite patients that are between the ages of 21 to 84. I was hoping that you might be able to assist us by referring us to any patients who would be interested. We are not asking you to forward us the patients details but rather you passing our contact details to the patients and they can get in touch with us.

The sessions are being scheduled as a telephone interview from Monday 7th March to Friday 11th April. The session will last for 15 minutes and we are offering an incentive of £20 for the patients time and opinions. We are able to schedule the interviews anytime between 9.00am to 6.00 pm. 

Should you be interested to assist us or simply want more information you can contact us on 01707 566 040 alternatively you can email emmanuel.k@fieldscopeint.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Kind regards,

Kind Regards

Emmanuel Konyani - Field Manager

T:(+44) 01707 566040 D:(+44) 01707 566042 F:(+44) 01707 240587 

W:www.fieldscopeint.com"

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

BMSTC Summer Fayre

Summer Fayre!
Saturday 31st May from 1.00pm to 3.30pm at BMSTC. Officially opened by Sangeeta Bhabra from ITV Meridian News!
* Plants
* Crafts
* Preserves
* Homemade Cakes
* Refreshments and much much more!
* Tombola
* Raffle
* Admission only .50p!

Side effects of beta treatment in MS - new observations published

Source MS Society:

The New England Journal of Medicine has published a study detailing a rare but serious complication that has arisen in some people with MS who are taking interferon beta (Rebif) treatment.  Read on.