Microsoft partners with Muscular Dystrophy UK to address accessible gaming

Microsoft partners with Muscular Dystrophy UK to address accessible gaming

Microsoft, the global technology giant, has announced the Xbox Adaptive Controller designed for gamers with limited mobility. The news is welcomed by Muscular Dystrophy UK who is working in partnership with the company to promote the new controller. At the same time, the charity is calling on the wider gaming industry to take the needs

Parliamentary debate on medicines regulation

On Tuesday 22 November there was a Westminster Hall debate about medicines regulation, led by Helen Goodman MP. Below is a summary of the debate but you can also read the full transcript online. Focus of the debate The debate was aimed at pushing for clarity from the Government about what will happen to medicines

Muscular Dystrophy UK announced as the new co-chair of the Changing Places Consortium

We are excited to announce that Muscular Dystrophy UK is the new co-chair of the Changing Places Consortium, who have been leading the campaign for fully accessible toilets for over a decade. The charity is taking over from Mencap to lead campaigning activity across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and will co-chair the Consortium alongside

Working in Fashion Design

Louisa Summerfield’s background is in business and she worked as a Business Consultant Solicitor up until 2007. She gave up this job when she wanted to pursue her passion in fashion design, bringing practical yet beautiful garments to disabled women through her company Wheeliechix-Chic. Rianna Davis, Moving up Intern at Muscular Dystrophy UK, spoke to Louisa

Year-long wait for action on report to tackle treatment delays

On the anniversary of a report on speeding up access to pioneering treatments families have spoken of their frustration at the Government’s failure to act on its findings.   Muscular Dystrophy UK’s FastTrack campaign is fighting for faster approval and funding for therapies for children and adults with muscle-wasting conditions. The wait for a response

Our Royal Patron The Prince Philip retires from public duties

The Duke of Edinburgh has announced his retirement from public engagements from autumn this year, Buckingham Palace has announced. The Duke of Edinburgh is patron, president or a member of over 780 organisations, including Muscular Dystrophy UK, with which he will continue to be associated, although he will no longer play an active role by

The winner of the 2016 Christmas card competition is…

It was another tough year for our Christmas card competition judges. We are really grateful to everyone who cracked open the crayons, poured on the paint, or got creative on the computer! This year, the theme was “what Christmas means to me” and it was clear that a lot of time and effort had gone in to

Muscular Dystrophy UK backs mitochondrial IVF approval

The results of new research into the safety and efficacy of mitochondrial donation IVF have been published by a panel of experts commissioned by the UK Fertility regulator, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). The panel recommends that the technique is licensed for use in clinics across the UK. The HFEA will now consider the review and will


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