Posts By: Karen Jones

Community MS Specialist Nurse

Sue Barnden Community MS Specialist Nurse is getting back into swing of things after being off work; reviewing appointments scheduling and frequency of follow up. Sue is running clinics as follows o   OCE all day Wednesday fourth Monday in month may increase this to include another day. o   Abingdon third Monday in afternoon starting today 19th… Read more »

Steventon Choral Society – Tickets are now available

Tickets are now available to purchase at the centre: Steventon Choral Society ‘December Delights’ Saturday 15th December and Thursday 20th December 2018 7.30pm, Steventon Village Hall Tickets £10 includes interval refreshments. Saturday concert in aid of the Centre Many thanks to Patricia Sadler, our Osteopath.

NICE pauses final decision on ocrelizumab for primary progressive MS

Source MS Trust: NICE has announced that it is pausing the publication of final guidance for ocrelizumab for primary progressive multiple sclerosis. The final decision was due to be published on the NICE website on 31 October and would have rejected ocrelizumab as an NHS treatment for primary progressive MS on the grounds of cost-effectiveness. The MS Trust now understands that… Read more »

Centre Christmas Lunch 

  Date – Wednesday 12th December Time – 12 for 12.30 Venue – Park Place Brasserie, Milton Park Price – 3 courses £18, 2 courses £16 (including tip) Starters Leek and Potato Soup (V) (GF) Salmon Gravadlax with a Beetroot and Horseradish Salad and Caper Dressing Chicken Liver Pate with Festive Chutney all served with… Read more »

October 100 club winners

October 100 club winners: 1st Sue Doran 2nd Babs Copley 3rd Angie Duncan Join our 100 club for a share of the 100 prize fund every month, speak to Sue or Reception for details, just £5 a month.

Milton Park Monthly Updates

30th October 2018 Issue 002 This newsletter brings you the latest and greatest stories from around the park. October has been a busy month, with November set to be even busier with the opening of Courtyard by Marriott on 12th November. Please contact Jordan Rowefor more information. Carry on reading to find our more! Published… Read more »

Date for your diaries

Date for your diaries: WEDS 12th DECEMBER, MS Centre Christmas Lunch at Park Place Brasserie, Milton Park, 12 for 12.30.  Further details will follow soon.

Novartis bets priority review voucher on its next big multiple sclerosis drug — eyes US, EU approvals in ’19

Source Endpoints News: One of Novartis’ top late-stage candidates for multiple sclerosis is now under review on both sides of the Atlantic. Having stoked enthusiasm for siponimod through a solid Phase III data package, the Swiss drugmaker traded in a priority review voucher at the FDA for an expedited action date around March of next year…. Read more »

Former watchdog chief labels disabled benefits process a ‘hostile environment’

Source The Guardian: Andrew McDonald, who chaired Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, says the system is ‘Kafka-esque’ A former top civil servant has criticised the disability benefits assessment system as a “hostile environment” after being told he was ineligible for support despite having Parkinson’s and terminal prostate cancer. Andrew McDonald, 56, who ran the parliamentary body overseeing… Read more »