November 5, 2019
New research shows hEDS and HSD 10 times more common than previously thought
New research published today suggests hypermobile EDS (hEDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorder (HSD), previously known as joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS), are 10 times more common than previously thought. Researchers from Swansea and Cardiff universities looked at combined medical records from GP practices and hospital admissions in Wales over a period of 27 years, from 1990 to 2017.
October 11, 2019
Ehlers-Danlos Support UK mentioned in parliamentary debate
Following Healthwatch Calderdale’s report into the experiences of adults with hypermobility syndromes published in July, the MP for Calder Valley, Craig Whittaker tabled a debate in parliament on Monday 7 October highlighting the findings of the report and calling for action.
September 28, 2019
Fundraising event for vascular EDS
Jason and Virginia Brimson are holding an evening dinner and dance 12th October Borehamwood for Annabelle’s Challenge (Vascular EDS) and need to sell more tickets! Do come forward and join them as part of the EDS family to raise much-needed funds.
September 5, 2019
EDS UK responds to BSR guidance on problem hypermobility in children
We have responded today, with the HMSA, to the guidance published recently by the British Society of Rheumatology on managing symptomatic hypermobility in children and young people. Having supported families affected by Ehlers-Danlos syndromes and the newly redefined hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD) for over thirty years, we were disappointed not to have the opportunity to comment on the guidance before it was published. We found the guidance to be inaccurate and unhelpful in several areas.
August 8, 2019
Healthwatch reports on experiences of people with hEDS and HSD
Healthwatch Calderdale has published a report of the experiences of people with hypermobility-related disorders across the Yorkshire and Humber region. Two hundred and fifty people took part in the survey-based study.
July 11, 2019
Wheelchairs for young people with EDS
Thanks to the generous support of The Sandhu Charitable Foundation we are pleased to announce that we will be working with Variety, the Children’s Charity , to make wheelchairs available for children with EDS and related conditions. Applications for funding can be made by a professional, parents or the young person themselves but must be supported in writing by an appropriately qualified professional.