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19 March, 2019

Webinar recording available – get the most for your child from schools and professionals

On Tuesday, March 19th at 11am, the author of Ezra’s Extraordinary Stripes, educational and child psychologist Dr. Louise Lightfoot, came to our office to broadcast a free webinar for EDS UK members on how to get the most for your child from schools and professionals.   Members can view a recording of the webinar here. […]

1 March, 2019

EDS UK sign the Rare Disease UK’s open letter to the Government

The Ehlers-Danlos Support UK signed the Rare Disease UK’s open letter calling on the Government to review and refresh the UK Strategy for Rare Diseases. The letter has been signed by over 125 patient organisations in the space of a week and all in time for Rare Disease Day! A copy of the letter has […]

18 January, 2019

Ambassador Anoushé Husain climbs with EDS in new short film

Ehlers-Danlos Support UK ambassador paraclimber Anoushé Husain talks about climbing being her physiotherapy for her EDS in a new short film released this week. The film, called If I Can, shows Anoushé as she ventures away from the indoor climbing wall and into outdoor climbing. Anoushé talks about how EDS affects her and how she finds release […]

20 November, 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. This statement is for people with chronic pain and hypermobility disorders such as the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes and hypermobility spectrum disorder (HSD). […]

31 August, 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. Abigail was finally diagnosed in 2017 after years of struggling to know what was wrong. She lives with daily pain, despite have 10 surgeries. Together, Stephen and Josh raised a fantastic […]

22 August, 2018

Meet our new Medical Advisory Panel members

We are very pleased to welcome two new members to our Medical Advisory Panel. Lisa Jamieson, pharmacist and nutritionist and Dr Kate Barnes, GP, Integrated Health Practitioner and educator, bring welcome additional knowledge, skills and experience to the panel which advises EDS UK on the provision of best-practice clinical treatments for people with EDS in […]

30 June, 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. Justin said before his challenge “Rowing a marathon on an ergo (static rowing machine) is no mean feat. The furthest I have ever rowed on one so far is […]

29 May, 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. The toolkit sets out the latest thinking in EDS, including […]

3 April, 2018

Listen to our BBC Radio 4 appeal

 Our lovely supporter Toni Madigan tells her EDS story and talks about how she benefited from contacting the EDS UK helpline. Please share information about the appeal and don’t forget to listen! The  BBC Radio 4 charity appeal on Sunday 22nd April was for EDS UK.  We are so pleased that the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes and the […]

14 February, 2018

Fundraiser of the Month – January 2018

My father in law recently lost a very brave battle with cancer. He raised money for charity all throughout his life including abseiling from the forth rail bridge only months after a stroke. He was a civil engineer in Edinburgh and had a great interest in the new bridge, but unfortunately never got to see […]

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