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Yesterday, Wednesday 13 Nov 2019, the first infusion of Brineura was given to a child at Great Ormond Street Hospital as part of the new Managed Access Agreement between BioMarin and NHS England. The child would not have been able…

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Seeking Part-time CEO

We would like to announce that we are looking for a new part-time CEO to take the BDFA forward. The new CEO will work 30 hours a week, in line with our restructured budget. Samantha Barber is leaving the BDFA…

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As you recall, the Dementia Strikes Children Too campaign has been working to raise awareness of the conditions that affect our children and campaign for better access to services and support for our families since 2018. Now, building on the campaign’s success…

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Could You Be A Trustee?

The Batten Disease Family Association (BDFA) is a small, national, rare disease charity that supports families and children affected by Batten disease. Our aim is for those affected by Batten disease to maximise their quality of life and secure the…

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NEWS!! Absolutely Delighted To Announce That Brineura Is Approved!!

Life-changing treatment on the NHS for children with rare, deadly disease We are beyond delighted to announce that Brineura has been approved. Further details to come. Families have been absolutely incredible in their strength and resilience in getting this over…

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Latest research has shown the importance of singing with Juvenile Batten Disease. Do you know someone with a diagnosis of JNCL? Would they be interested in taking part in a project about music? Who can participate? If you are the…

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Scientific Officer Update

We are very sorry to announce that our Scientific Officer, Heather Band, left the BDFA on 7th June 2019 after almost seven years with the organisation. We thank Heather for her professionalism, dedication and all her hard work on many…

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Thank you to everyone who has been in contact about Awareness Day on Friday 7 June. It is great to hear about all your plans to mark this important day; thank you for all your support. We have put together…

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This survey was developed by a US-based CLN1 family advocacy group, Taylor’s Tale, as an important part of an international project to better understand and advance CLN1 disease clinical care. All answers will be kept confidential and anonymous. Summary results…

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The UK Batten Disease Awareness Day will take place on Friday 7 June 2019. This year it is crucial that it is as impactful as possible. We need families, friends and supporters to tell everyone about Batten disease, raise awareness…

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