Change 100: Summer 2022 Paid Internships

28 October 2021 / Posted in: Information, Support

Change 100 is Leonard Cheshire's flagship programme of paid summer work placements, professional development and mentoring. It aims to remove barriers experienced by disabled people in the workplace, to allow them to achieve their potential. Applications are now open! You have until 12pm on 6 January 2022 to apply.

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Support #MyNeuroSurvey and Help Improve Neuro services

25 October 2021 / Posted in: Information, Support

Getting the right care, treatment and support at the right time can make a life-changing difference when you have a neurological condition. Share your experiences in the My Neuro Survey and help improve care for people with neurological conditions across the UK.

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Roche to Start MANATEE, a Drug Combination Study, in Early 2022

22 October 2021 / Posted in: Treatments & Research

Roche will initiate MANATEE, a new global Phase 2/3 clinical study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of GYM329 (RO7204239), an investigational anti-myostatin antibody targeting muscle growth, in combination with risdiplam in SMA.

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Online Event: Newborn Screening: "What Should Be Screened For and How?"

14 October 2021 / Posted in: Information, Treatments & Research, Support

Recently, patient groups and others have asked for conditions, including SMA, to be added to the nine that are currently screened for in newborns, but this has not been done. This event, on 3rd Nov, will see the Director of Programmes for the UK National Screening Committee, and other experts and advocates, discuss what should be screened for in newborns and how.

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New Research Project for Adults who have SMA and Parents / Caregivers of those aged 2-18 years

11 October 2021 / Posted in: Information, Support

Liberating Research is looking to speak to people with SMA and caregivers / parents of people living with SMA, to understand better the everyday life experiences and needs of people affected by the condition. Everyone who participates will be paid £80 as a token of appreciation for their time. Closes 4th November.

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SMA UK and MDUK’s Submission on Risdiplam now with the Scottish Medicines Consortium

04 October 2021 / Posted in: Treatments & Research

Our thanks to all of you who responded to our surveys with your views and for other comments we have received. They were invaluable and we hope we have done them justice. We will keep you posted when we hear more about the next stages.

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NMDT update

24 September 2021 / Posted in: Treatments & Research

Thank you to the NMDT for letting us know they have now invited Centres to refer children in England who have SMA Type 1 and who weigh less than 13.5kgs for assessment for Zolgensma treatment.

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Mindfulness Mondays

23 September 2021 / Posted in: Information, Support

SMA UK are launching a new 6-week Mindfulness Monday programme for those in the SMA Community aged 18+. Starting on the 4th October, these live, drop-in style group sessions of 30 minutes every Monday lunchtime will be led by occupational therapist Josephine Dolan-Dufourd. Register for free here!

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MDUK Muscles Matter 2021 SMA (Paediatric Focus) Seminar: Watch Online

22 September 2021 / Posted in: Information, Support

On 23rd August, we were delighted to be on the panel presenting at Muscular DystrophyUK's Muscles Matter 21 Online Seminar. The session had a paediatric SMA focus, also featuring a panel of paediatric neurologists and physiotherapists, and is now available to watch online.

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SMA Matters - Autumn 2021

20 September 2021 / Posted in: Information, Support

Click here to view the latest edition of our SMA Matters newsletter, which includes our 2021 Christmas merchanise!

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