Posts By: Sue

Booking of appointments from 1st January

  From 1st January the Committee has decided the booking of all appointments shall be as follows: MS members can book up to 6 weeks in advance Non-ms members/carers can book up to 3 weeks in advance This will go some way to reinforcing that MS members take priority.

Community Matters, John Lewis, Westgate Oxford

  If you are visiting the new Westgate Centre in Oxford please visit John Lewis, pick up and complete a ‘Community Matters’ scheme application form and post in the relevant box.  Every 3 months each John Lewis shop selects 3 community groups to help.  Customers are directly involved in deciding how much each nominated group… Read more »

Christmas Raffle

  Tickets are on sale for our Christmas Raffle.  Draw to be held at the Xmas Lunch on 13th December. tickets £5 a strip.  Prizes include: – Therapy Sessions – £25 off food and drink at The Fleur, East Hagbourne – Chocolates – Champagne – Biscuits – Neals Yard skincare kit – Jigsaw puzzle – Avon Gift… Read more »


  – Christmas lunch is being held on 13th December at noon, Park Place Brasserie.  2 courses £18, 3 courses £16 (inc tip).  Numbers needed BY END OF NOVEMBER.  Menu available to see on reception desk, please write your name down and pay £5 deposit by END OF NOVEMBER to confirm your place. – Christmas… Read more »

Milton Park Christmas Market

Problems viewing this email? Open in your web browser. Come along to the 2017 Christmas Market Join us for the annual Christmas Market to grab some last minute Christmas gifts and really get into the Christmas spirit! This year we will be joined by a variety of stall holders including: Ann Laing flowers, Well Preserved,… Read more »


From January Tim our Acupuncturist will be coming to the Centre twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Thursday.  If you would like more information on the types of acupuncture he does please let Sue know.

Diagnostic Blood Test May Be Able to Distinguish Between RRMS and PPMS, Researchers Say

Source Mutiple Sclerosis News Today: In the future, a blood test may make diagnosing multiple sclerosis (MS) much easier, thanks to newly identified biomarker patterns that distinguish between MS patients and healthy people. The test could also correctly detect primary progressive MS (PPMS) in patients who also had relapsing-remitting disease (RRMS). Australian researchers suggest that… Read more »

Cladribine: new oral treatment to be available for people with relapsing MS

Source MS Society: A new oral treatment for relapsing MS, called cladribine, will be made available on the NHS in England and Wales within the next three months. Decision makers in Scotland and Northern Ireland are still considering whether to make cladribine available on the NHS. Cladribine (also known as Mavenclad) is the thirteenth treatment to be approved by… Read more »

Targeting Blood-clotting Protein Can Restore Brain’s Potential to Repair Myelin Layer, Study Shows

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today: A blood-clotting protein called fibrinogen prevents myelin production and blocks the neuron remyelination repair process in mice, a study finds. The study, “Fibrinogen Activates BMP Signaling in Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells and Inhibits Remyelination after Vascular Damage,” appeared in the journal Neuron. Its conclusions offer new insights and open new therapeutic avenues for… Read more »