November 20, 2018
Statement on the law regarding cannabis-based products for chronic pain
The following joint statement is from the HMSA, the Ehlers-Danlos Support UK and The Ehlers-Danlos Society on cannabis-based products, chronic pain, and hypermobility-related disorders and is regarding changes in the law in the United Kingdom. As of the 1st November 2018 the UK Government has changed the law such that doctors can prescribe cannabis-based medicines.
August 31, 2018
Fundraiser of the month – August – Stephen Lister & Josh Waddell
Stephen Lister and close friend Josh Waddell took on the incredible challenge of the Edinburgh Marathon in May as Stephen's sister Abigail has EDS. Together they raised an incredible £10,484.53, including matched giving from Stephen's employer Apple Inc!
August 22, 2018
Meet our new Medical Advisory Panel members
EDS UK welcomes two new members to its Medical Advisory Panel. Lisa Jamieson, pharmacist and nutritionist and Dr Kate Barnes, GP, bring welcome additional knowledge, skills and experience to the panel.
June 30, 2018
Fundraiser of the month – June 2018 -Justin Searle
One of our amazing Area Coordinators Rhona’s husband, Justin Searle, took on the challenge of rowing a marathon on a Concept2 rower on 22nd June 2018, raising a fantastic £1010!
May 29, 2018
First EDS toolkit launched for GPs
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has launched an Ehlers Danlos syndromes (EDS) toolkit for GPs and healthcare professionals. The toolkit, created in partnership with EDS UK and funded by the charity, aims to improve the recognition, response to and management of EDS in primary care.
April 3, 2018
Listen to our BBC Radio 4 appeal
The charity appeal on BBC Radio 4 this Sunday will be for EDS UK. We are so pleased that the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes and the challenges of being diagnosed will get such great exposure. The appeal will be broadcast on Sunday 22nd April at 7.55am then again at 9.25pm the same day and at 3.25pm on Thursday 26th April.