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January has been re-branded Veganuary. It’s a time of year when people are making New Year’s Resolutions to lead a healthier lifestyle, whether that’s through fitness activities, dieting or a combination of both. In a bid to help combat climate change, many people are also incorporating meat-free days into their week and plant-based food is […] Read More

Dorset Apple Cake Recipe

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Today is Apple Day. Why not mark it by baking a Dorset Apple Cake? This is a tried and tested recipe, which is very quick and easy to make. The result is a delicious, moist cake with a perfect blend of apples, ginger and cinnamon. A real taste of Autumn! Add a few handfuls of […] Read More

Guillain-Barré syndrome and CIDP: A summary of the facts

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Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare but serious autoimmune neuropathy which affects the peripheral nerves. It causes weakness and loss of sensation. It’s not known what causes GBS, although it often follows a mild infection and could result from the immune cells attacking the nerves in error, rather than fighting the infection. Symptoms […] Read More

This is a commonly asked question and one that we’ve included an answer to on our FAQ page. Here is the answer we give: The symptoms of Guillain-Barré syndrome initially develop over a few hours or days and then may continue to get worse over a few days or weeks. The first signs of GBS […] Read More

Reminder to Members: AGM and Members Meeting 2019

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Join GAIN and fellow members on 12th October 2019 at Glennys Sanders House, Pride Parkway, Sleaford, Lincs, NG34 8GL for the 2019 AGM and Members Meeting. The AGM starts at 10-11 AM. Members meeting starts at 11-1PM. Please get in touch with the office at or call 01529 469910 to confirm your attendance.

GAIN Trustee wins award

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Winner at The Brit List 2018, Robin Sheppard, given Lifetime Achievement Award Bespoke Hotels Chairman, who was last year’s winner of the Outstanding Contribution to the Hospitality Award at The Brit List 2018, has been honoured at 2019 AA Hospitality Awards… Click the link to read more:

How Long to Cook Sausages on a BBQ & More Safety Tips

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It’s August. The children have finished school for the summer, the sun is shining (we hope) and the barbeque has taken up full time residence in the garden. But did you know that the number of reported cases of food poisoning increases during the summer? A large number of these cases are as a result […] Read More

What is Campylobacter? And How Does It Cause Food Poisoning?

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Campylobacter is the most common type of bacteria that causes food poisoning in the UK. Public Health England reports that in England and Wales the number of cases increased from 52,381 in 2016 to 56,729 in 2017. It’s likely there are many more cases which go unreported. Campylobacter germs can be found in raw meat, […] Read More

What are the smells that you most associate with Summer? Is it the scent of flowers in the garden, such as roses, honeysuckle and jasmine? Or is it the smell of freshly mown grass that signals the arrival of Summer for you?  Few people would disagree that the smell of food cooking on a BBQ […] Read More

Call for national neurology plan following largest ever survey People with neurological conditions are facing long waiting times, poor access to specialists and a lack of personalised care.  That’s according to a new report published by The Neurological Alliance. The survey was the largest ever survey of people with neurological conditions in England with 10,339 […] Read More