ITP Support Association Convention 2018

Following last year’s well-received ITP Convention in London, several members approached us with a request that we should consider holding a future event in the North West of the country? Therefore, we are pleased to announce that our 2018 Convention will take place at Chester Race Course on Sat 27th October from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.

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A new data protection law is being introduced later this year in the United Kingdom. Therefore we are publishing a new Privacy Notice to show how we use and protect your information and anyone who is connected with The ITP Support Association. In addition everyone who joined the ITP Support Association online or renewed their membership online, there are additional options to chose regarding how we contact you within your membership profile.

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The 20th ITP Convention 2017

Royal Society of Medicine, London.

The 13th is considered by many to be an unlucky number so I am sure, some had misgivings about the date chosen for the annual convention for 2017. They need not have worried.

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BMA Foundation for Medical Research – grant winners 2017

Three of the UK's leading ITP specialists, have received grants from the BMA Jon Moulton Award to further their research into ITP. Dr Nichola Cooper, Dr Charlotte Bradbury and Dr Quentin Hill, all three directors of ITP Clinical Centres. Details of the award can be found via this link, BMA Foundation once on the page click on the J Moulton tab.

 

The I-WISh Survey - Now Open

Do you have immune thrombocytopenia / idiopathic thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

Would you like to share your experience of this disease?

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ITP Pocket Log

We are pleased to announce that the Android version of the app is live! It is available to download – free of charge – from Google Play, use the search term “ITP symptom tracker”.

The IOS version has been available for some time from the Apple App Store. 

Everyone involved in the project would like to thank those who sent in ideas for the app after the outline of the project was shared at the ITP Convention last year.

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Local support group meeting - Surrey Area

We are pleased to announce that the first ITP local support group meeting will be held in the Woking area in January 2018.

ITP’s first local support group will offer ITP patients and their families a chance to meet in an informal setting. The event will be hosted in the home of an ITP patient and supported by an ITP haematologist, both of whom are trustees of the ITP Support Association. It is hoped that, over tea and cake,  those who come will be able to share stories and raise questions that are important to them.

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As part of the Care and Support Alliance, the Patients Association has launched a petition to ensure the Government to bring forward their proposals to fix the social care system so it helps all those that need it.


Right now, over one million disabled and older people are left to struggle each day without the support they need. This includes very basic support such as help to get out of bed, wash, and eat. The numbers of people needing help have gone up by 50% in the past seven years and are only going to get larger.


We need 100,000 signatures on our petition to get the Government to act and publish their proposals to give people the basic support they need, which includes meaningful consultation with those who need care