Photocopier engineer needed! Our photocopier isn’t working and we do not have a service contract so if you know anyone who can possibly take a look at it please let Sue know ASAP.
After the government update. We are hoping to re-open the centre entirely from 12 April 2020.
Start time for oxygen will be changing to 10am from this Friday 18th, so as it stands oxygen times from this Friday are:
Monday – 10am Tuesday – 10am and 11.30Thursday – 10amFriday – 10am
Source BBC: A new treatment for patients with multiple sclerosis has been approved by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC).
Zeposia has been developed for adult patients with relapsing-remitting MS, where the patient has flare-ups followed by periods of remission.
It is a treatment option which may reduce the need to have treatment administered in a clinical setting.
It is one of four drugs which have been newly-approved.
Ozanimod – Zeposia is manufactured by the company Bristol Myer Squibb. Taken orally once a day it provides the advantage of being taken at home and avoiding clinical appointments during the coronavirus pandemic. Read on.
Family carers have been taking on more responsibilities than ever during the pandemic. They are in a unique position to see what is going on, good and bad, with the health and social care provided to the person they are caring for.
Not surprisingly, they are also more likely to provide feedback on care experiences than the rest of the population. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) would like to hear from anyone who is caring for a loved one about their experiences. Find out more here.
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Sadly there are some people out there who are out to take advantage of the vaccine roll out and there are a number of scams being operated.
One is a fake NHS text message telling people they’re eligible to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine. A link directs you to a fake NHS website that asks for your personal/bank details to ‘check your identity’.
The NHS will not ask you to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine and there is no charge for it. When it’s your turn, we will contact you to book your appointment. For more on the COVID-19 vaccine visit http://nhs.uk/CovidVaccine and for more information about the different scams operating visit the Which? website by clicking here
This week the role of Vitamin D in the fight against Covid has been discussed again. You can read about it in The Guardian by clicking here.
The role of Vitamin D has become an area of interest for researchers looking for MS treatments. The MS Society has made testing the benefits of Vitamin D supplements as one of its top 10 research priorities.
For most people, the biggest source of vitamin D in the summer is the sun. In the winter, it is recommended that you should be more mindful about how much Vitamin D you get from your food. This year there is a greater emphasis – due to lockdown people are less likely to enjoy as much time outside.
You can find out more about Vitamin D and MS here: