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Join the 2020 AGM from the comfort of your own home on Saturday 17 October.  The meeting will start at 10am and I would advise you trying to log in the day before to check you are OK with the system.  Any problems please  call the office on 01529 469910 to seek help – unfortunately […] Read More

Seasonal flu & COVID19 vaccine

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Sometimes people are advised by their doctor not to have a vaccination within 12 months of having had GBS, as a precaution, so if your diagnosis was only a few months ago, your doctor might advise you to give it a miss this year, unless you are in a group considered to be at high […] Read More

Guillain-Barre syndrome & pandemics

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As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the globe, many neurologic specialists have been on the lookout for potentially serious nervous system complications such as Guillain-Barre syndrome. Though Guillain-Barre syndrome is rare, it is well known to emerge following bacterial infections, such as Campylobacter jejuni, a common cause of food poisoning, and a multitude of viral […] Read More

Renew or become a new member

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Renew your membership for 20/21 or become a member of GAIN GAIN is a ‘membership charity’. Anyone with an interest in GBS, CIDP, and the associated inflammatory neuropathies may be a member of GAIN, and can choose whether they wish to vote at the Annual General Meeting and receive occasional copies of our magazine, either by […] Read More

Covid-19-COS project

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GET INVOLVED – THE COVID-19-COS PROJECT Have your say on what outcomes matter for research in COVID-19 n response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, much research is underway to inform the care of people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. We urgently need to know what outcomes are important to people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, […] Read More

Adam Pownall’s Getting Better Slowly to be streamed for charity

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NEWS RELEASE Adam Pownall’s Getting Better Slowly about recovery after paralysis to be streamed for charity ·         Getting Better Slowly is the inspiring true story of one man’s two-and-half-year journey to recovery after Guillain-Barré syndrome paralysed him ·         The show is free to view and welcoming donations for GAIN Charity, the official charity of the illness in the UK […] Read More

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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We have been asked by several people for advice regarding the current coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. First, it is important to keep things in perspective. For the majority of people (81%), symptoms will be mild, and little more than an inconvenience, and some people don’t have any symptoms at all. Of those who are more seriously […] Read More

Vegan Chocolate Brownies

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We all love chocolate brownies. They are certainly a welcome addition at any tea party you host to help raise funds for GAIN. Why not try out this recipe for vegan chocolate brownies – it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser, whether your guests are vegan or not! Ingredients 460g light muscovado sugar 300g plain […] Read More