Posts By: Karen Jones

Efficacy of three neuroprotective drugs in secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS-SMART)

Source The Lancet: Neurodegeneration is the pathological substrate that causes major disability in secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. A synthesis of preclinical and clinical research identified three neuroprotective drugs acting on different axonal pathobiologies. We aimed to test the efficacy of these drugs in an efficient manner with respect to time, cost, and patient resource. Methods We… Read more »

Siponimod licensed for secondary progressive MS

Source MS Society: This week the European Medicines Agency (EMA) granted a license for siponimod (brand name Mayzent) to treat adults with secondary progressive MS with active disease. That makes siponimod the first and only oral treatment in Europe specifically for patients with secondary progressive MS with active disease. What was the evidence? The drug approval… Read more »

Do you have any unwanted Christmas presents?

We would be grateful for donations of any unwanted Christmas presents that we can use for raffle prizes. Please bring them to the Centre and we can find them a loving home whilst raising much-needed funds for the Centre!

Funeral Friday 17th January

Message received from Beryl’s daughter….. Thank you so much for your reply; and kind words. It’s still hard to believe she’s gone and we miss her. The funeral is this Friday 17th January at 11amGarden House, Milton Hill, Steventon, Oxon OX13 6AF You would be very welcome and please could you let her other friends… Read more »

Hospital News

Check out “Hospital News – Mon 6th Jan 2020” on Mixcloud Just a short email really, to reach out to the health and well-being community to invite them to enjoy a bike ride with disabled adults on a Friday morning at the Athletics Track.It is great fun and you will change lives.


It is with regret that I have to report that Beryl Slater passed away on Monday.  Beryl was the Founder Member of the MS Centre in 1984.  She was Honorary Treasurer until 1990 when the Centre became a Limited Company and has remained a Trustee and Member of the Management Committee.   Beryl passed away peacefully… Read more »

100 club winners December

Chris Webb Geoff Fewings Babs Copley Sharing a total prize fund of £82.50 Why not join the 100 club when you renew your 2020 membership.  Please ask for details.  Thank you to all those currently in the 100 club.

Half of disability benefits appeals won in tribunal court

Source BBC: One in two people who appealed in court against a decision to deny them disability benefits were successful, analysis of five years of data shows. In total, more than 550,000 people won an appeal over their benefits at tribunal between 2013 and 2018. Ann Barker, who has bipolar disorder, said she was tempted to… Read more »

Appointments cancelled by EMAIL

Please DO NOT cancel appointments by Email.  Please telephone the centre and if no-one is in leave a message.  If Sue is not in emails are not checked and Sue is only part-time so are they are not checked everyday.  If an appointment is cancelled by email and a message has not been left on… Read more »