Research is bringing us closer to ending Multiple Sclerosis

World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day is an initiative of the MS International Federation that is marked on 30 May every year. The 2018 campaign called #bringinguscloser focuses on research and connecting those affected by MS to those involved in researching it

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The Porterhouse Medical team 'get real in teal' for World Ovarian Cancer Day
The Porterhouse Medical team ‘get real in teal’ for World Ovarian Cancer Day

At Porterhouse Medical, we are passionate about the work we do with our partners to help improve people’s lives, which includes using our communications expertise to help raise awareness of disease symptoms as well as making regular donations to charity.

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Announcing the charity partner of the Porterhouse Medical Group for 2018…

Each year, Porterhouse Medical chooses a local charity to support as a key part of our mission to improve people’s lives. In 2017, we partnered up with SportsAble, an organisation that supports people with disabilities through sports and social activities (www.sportsable.co.uk). We raised a total of £2,544 through numerous events, such as a team-building day at the centre run by SportsAble in Maidenhead, and the SportsAble Static Wheelchair Push Challenge at our offices in Reading. This year, we are proud to announce that we will be raising funds for another admirable local charity: The Willows Support Group.

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World Cancer Day and the role of people-centred care

Every year on 4 February the global population unites for World Cancer Day, with the aim of highlighting that millions of potentially avoidable deaths occur each year as a result of cancer. More than a third of cases could be prevented by adopting healthier behaviours; therefore, World Cancer Day is the ideal opportunity to spread this message and raise the profile of cancer within the global media.

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Porterhouse proudly pose in purple for World Pancreatic Cancer Day

At Porterhouse Medical, we are passionate about the work we do with our partners to help improve people’s lives, which includes using our communications expertise to help raise awareness of disease symptoms as well as regular donations to charity.

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Mental health in the workplace

One in five people in the workplace will experience a mental health condition, causing over 70 million working days to be lost each year. Managing mental health conditions remains a challenge, despite the recent efforts of many companies to implement policies to support a healthy workforce.

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Jeans for Genes Day

The Porterhouse team made us proud by wearing jeans to change lives and baking a variety of blue cakes and cookies for Jeans for Genes Day last Friday. Thank you to Alice for organising the day and to all those who got involved!

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Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week

Every 28 minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with lymphoma. Lymphoma is a form of blood cancer that occurs when certain cells in the blood, known as lymphocytes, divide and grow in an out-of-control manner and cease to function effectively. As a result, the body is unable to fight off infection or other forms of cancer.

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Porterhouse competes in the SportsAble static wheelchair challenge #PUSHyourself

Last week the mighty Porterhouse Power Athletes took on the new challenge of static wheelchair racing to fundraise for our local charity partners, SportsAble.

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A not-so-blue Monday: Porterhouse Medical supports MPS Awareness Day

At Porterhouse Medical, we are passionate about the work we do with our partners to help improve people’s lives; which includes using our medical and scientific communications expertise to help raise awareness of disease symptoms and encourage support for relevant charities.

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Promising news for PD patients announced in the run-up to World Parkinson’s Day

Promising news for patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) was reported at the 13th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases in Vienna earlier this month. PRX002/RG7935, currently in Phase 1b clinical trials, has been identified as having an acceptable safety profile and is expected to go into phase 2 clinical trials in the next few months.

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#WorldHealthDay: ‘Depression: Let’s talk’ – raising awareness in the workplace

Porterhouse Medical prides itself on being a company that works together as a family, with humour and happiness instilled in all that we do.

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