Posts By: Karen Jones

Access improvements at 73 railway stations

Source BBC: Lifts and adjustable ticket counters will be among the new measures brought in over the next five years. The changes, part of an “inclusive transport strategy”, will help disabled passengers as well as those travelling with children or luggage.  Liverpool Central and Luton in England, Barry Town in Wales, and Dumfries in Scotland are among… Read more »

Anyone taking Plegridy?

Source MS Trust: NICE will be assessing Plegridy to decide whether it should continue to be prescribed by the NHS in England. We’ll be telling NICE why we think it should be an option. If you are taking Plegridy we’d really like to know what you think of it, your experiences good and bad.  If you… Read more »

New £1.8m research to explore cognitive screening and rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis

Source University of Nottingham: A new £1.85 million research study led by Professor Roshan das Nair at the Institute of Mental Health aims to develop a new computerised screening tool to detect the “invisible” cognitive impairments that can appear early in the life of a person living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Approximately 100 people are diagnosed… Read more »

Move it for MS

MOVE IT FOR MS 24 APRIL 2019 2PM-4PM Please come and join us for an afternoon of exercise, relaxation sessions, tea/coffee/biscuits and chat. Physiotherapists from the Physical Disability Physiotherapy Service will be running exercise classes and relaxation sessions. The classes will be suitable for people with MS of all abilities, including those in wheelchairs. Come… Read more »

April News

Dear Readers, The big question is: “HOW much should we be doing, how much is enough, what should I be doing? “ In Generation Games we hear these questions frequently. It is not surprising, since exercising, keeping active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is now in the news more and more. The answer is: as much… Read more »

CBD Oil

I am trying to find out whether members would be interested in purchasing CBD oil, possibly through the centre.   The supplier runs a business that wholesales high quality organic CBD oil to brands in the UK and Europe and he tries to help where he can so supplies Gloucester MS centre at a highly discounted price…. Read more »

Easter Raffle

Thank you to those that bought tickets for the Easter raffle.  The draw took place on Friday and the winners were: Large Egg –  Philip Hicks Small Egg – Nandi Ablett Happy Easter everyone!

100 club winners for March

Dave Webb 1st prize Barbara Sleeman, 2nd prize Joel Baldwin, 3rd prize sharing a prize fund of: £87.50 Congratulations! You’ve got to be in in to win it!!

How do families affected by MS manage health information

Source MS Trust: Couples and families develop their own unique ways of dealing with an MS diagnosis. A recent UK study looked at how different family units affected by MS, cope with receiving MS health information.  In this study, UK researchers wanted to understand how couples and families affected by MS cope with health information. The… Read more »

The relief of diagnosis

Source Multiple Sclerosis Net: Being diagnosed with an incurable, chronic illness such as Multiple Sclerosis is never a pleasant experience. However, for many people, getting that final confirmation creates an extreme sense of relief. That sounds pretty peculiar to many people, as getting a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis is not an easy process. With no single test to determine… Read more »