Recent press highlights
Click the links below to view a selection of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign's recent key online coverage.
- 30 April 2013
The Independent - Do disabled students get enough support at university? Tanvi Vyas, Campaigns Officer of Muscular Dystrophy Campaign’s Trailblazers,has been quoted in an article about the difficulties young disabled people face, when studying at university.
- 26 April 2013
GP online - Viewpoint: Clear referral pathways needed for people with rare conditions Patients with rare conditions may be at risk of losing out under Clinical Commissioning Groups, writes GP Dr Stephen Meech, whose son has Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
- 24 April 2013
Yorkshire Post - MPs urged to speed-up NHS drugs access to save children Father Mark Creswick, whose son Harley has Duchenne muscular dystrophy has told MPs and peers of fears that treatments may never reach his son owing to ongoing gaps in specialist care.
- 23 April 2013
Third Sector - Our team: Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Gary Kernahan, the head of volunteer fundraising at the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, takes Third Sector behind the scenes of the fundraising team.
- 19 April 2013
BBC Wales - Muscular dystrophy: Calls for more specialist care for teenage sufferers Over fifty patients and their family members have joined forces in Swansea for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign’s South Wales Neuromuscular Conference to demand new NHS roles to address the major gaps in care in the region.
- 5 April 2013
Belfast Telegraph - Society failing young disabled people shamefully, says report Trailblazers have joined forces with Cool FM Radio DJ Connor Phillips to launch Inclusion Now, a report which highlights issues holding young disabled people from Northern Ireland back from enjoying the experiences as their non-disabled peers.
- 26 March 2013
Golf Magic - Take on the Four Course Classic On June 21 the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign’s Four Course Classic event – backed by Sam Torrance and Darren Clarke, as well as England cricket hero and golf-obsessive Michael Vaughan – will see teams of four players from across the UK take on four courses.
- 20 March 2013
Huffington Post - Three-Parent Babies: Controversial IVF Procedure To Defeat Genetic Diseases One Step Closer To Being Legalised Muscular Dystrophy Campaign's Director of Research, Dr Marita Pohlschmidt has commented on the results of a major public consultation on mitochondrial transfer IVF conducted by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).
- 20 February 2013
Oxford Mail - TOWN & GOWN: 'I'm running for John' Over the next few months, the Oxford Mail will be following Kelly Samdbrook as she trains for this year's Oxford Town and Gown.
- 18 February 2013
Sheffield Star - We needed to know earlier why our son was regularly falling over Father Mark Creswick, whose son Harley has Duchenne muscular dystrophy has spoken on behalf of the families and patients affected by muscle-wasting conditions in Yorkshire and Humberside who are experiencing major gaps in care and support.