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posted 12 Sep 2012, 07:47 by Alan B.
A self-management course for people with chronic, long term conditions has been announced. The course, organised by the MS Society will run in Keith and is aimed at MSers like us! 

This will run on Saturday mornings from October 27th to December 1st, 10.30am - 1.00pm. The venue is The Resource Centre, 26 Mid Street, Keith AB55 5AH. To book a place contact Ailsa Blair in Edinburgh.  0131 335 4055 ablair@mssociety.org.uk

Thanks to Neil from the Moray MS Support Group I've found out that the Scottish Medicines Consortium (the Scottish equivalent of NICE) has approved the drug Fingolimod for use by MSers. Also known as Gilenya, this drug has been shown to be of help to some people with relapse/remitting MS but was previously thought to be "not cost-effective" by the SMC. So this change of heart is good news. The drug won't be suitable for everyone so talk to your GP, Neurologist or the MS Specialist Nurse to discuss your situation.
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