Biogen’s Community Update Concerning Those Transferring from the Nusinersen EAP to the Managed Access Agreement
27 September 2019 / Posted in: Treatments & Research
Some families whose children are transferring from the Expanded Access Programme to the MAA have expressed concerns about future treatment. We contacted Biogen and NHS England for answers and reassurance.
25 September 2019 / Posted in: Information, Treatments & Research, Support
Quicksilver media are currently making a documentary about the possible implications for drug budgets of any UK-US trade deal, for Channel 4's Dispatches strand, and are looking for families with children who have recently (within the last 4 months) started treatment with Spinraza / nusinersen.
All Party Parliamentary Group on Access to Medicines and Medical Devices makes recommendations for the NICE Methods Review
25 September 2019 / Posted in: Treatments & Research
Representing the views of a broadly-based group of stakeholders (including SMAUK) this report will be taken to the Government, the NHS, and NICE, to continue dialogue about what should change to support better patient access to innovative therapies.
20 September 2019 / Posted in: Treatments & Research
Announced publicly at the 13th Congress of the European Paediatric Neurology Society (EPNS), the DEVOTE study will evaluate if higher dosing of nusinersen can provide improved efficacy in the treatment of SMA across a broad population of patients.
16 September 2019 / Posted in: Information, Support
This edition, and previous editions, of our SMA Matters newsletter are now available to download from our website.
12 September 2019 / Posted in: Information, Support
Activity Alliance, a national charity, wants to hear from parents and disabled children about their experience of sport and activity.
Physiotherapy - Based Measures (HINE, CHOP INTEND, HMFSE) for People with SMA and how they are used to Monitor Treatment Outcomes
02 September 2019 / Posted in: Treatments & Research
In this new article, our Clinical Care Research Correspondent, Dr Alex Murphy, summarises: the way some of the more commonly used physiotherapy-based outcome measures in SMA work; the research that shows how these measures would be expected to progress for those with SMA who have not accessed drug treatments.
02 September 2019 / Posted in: Information, Support
We’re delighted to announce the launch of this brand-new section of our website. It builds on knowledge and advice from the SMA Community and SMA UK’s Support Services Team, and covers a whole host of topics. If you have tips, stories and photos you’d like us to add, please do get in touch and share your experiences.
28 August 2019 / Posted in: Information
We're in the process of trying to find new accessible venues for all our events, so if you know of any that we can check out, please do let us know. Find out more here about the sort of venue / facilities we need.
13 August 2019 / Posted in: Information
ITV1's garden makeover show 'Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh' is back in Autumn 2019. They're looking for families / individuals to apply or nominate someone who could benefit. Closing date 30th September.