NTF News November 2020

Delight as NHS England approves funding for MRgFUS to treat essential tremor

BREAKING NEWS: The NTF is thrilled to announce that NHS England has made the decision to provide vital funding for the novel Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) for the treatment of essential tremor.

Further to a public consultation opened earlier this year, plus the ongoing campaign supported by the NTF, the Specialised Commissioning Oversight Group (SCOG) provided its guidance to NHS England to fund MRgFUS from April next year.

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Congratulations to our amazing marathon runners!
The NTF would like to thank Curtis Rhodes and Fred Jewitt for running the virtual Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 4 October for the NTF and raising awareness of neurological tremors.

Halloween Hike success!
We would like to thank every one for taking part in the NTF Halloween Hike and raising awareness of tremor - check out the amazing pictures! After this success we look forward to our Autumn Activity Challenge week (20–27 November).

NTF Christmas e-cards are now for sale

The NTF Christmas e-card is available.

The cards were painted by artist Tina Martin, who has essential tremor.

The cards cost as little as £1 for 100 ecards and the proceeds go to the NTF to support people with tremor.

Purchase your cards

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Thank you!

We would like to thank everyone who has donated to the NTF this month. Your contribution is much appreciated and we really value your support. The NTF relies on donations to ensure it supports people with tremor. As little as the price of a cup of coffee could make the difference to someone's life.

Support group news round up

Jackie Farrell, Support Groups
& "The Journey" Coordinator

In line with the recent Government Covid 19 restrictions, face to face support groups continue to be put on hold for the foreseeable future. However the NTF online groups will continue. 

October was a busier month than usual with additional independent online events.


Online events

Please note:
From 1 November we will not be having a Lunchtime Meet-up on the Wednesday before each Saturday monthly meet-up.

We advise people to regularly check our website and public social media pages for more updates.

Unaccompanied children are unable to attend our online meet ups and events find out more
Tremor Lunchtime
Wednesdays, 12.15pm–1.30pm
Connect with others at our weekly lunchtime meet up.


Autumn Activity Challenge
20–27 November (whole week)
Take part in any challenge your way, share your pictures with the hashtag on Twitter #ntfchallenges.

Christmas Capers
Saturday 5 December, 10.30am–12.30pm
Celebrate the start of Christmas with our festival monthly event. (Christmas fancy dress optional)

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