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Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome and their families.

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Family Day 2017

Saturday 11th November

Birmingham Children's Hospital

Our Speakers

Prof. Qasim Aziz

Royal London Hospital

“Pattern recognition in CVS-a personal perspective”


Nicola & Louise Kipping

“CVS- A patient and parent experience”


Put it in the diary now - all welcome - free to attend - free creche


ebay charity

This October, eBay for Charity will be counting every time a charity is picked as a favourite on eBay. The charities that have collected the most favourites during the month will win prizes. So pick us as your favourite charity on eBay and help us win up to £7k.

Go to our page here, (during October!) and click on "Add to My Favourites". That's all you need to do.

You can also sell items in support of CVSA from this page too. You can donate part or all the proces to the charity, it is a simple way to help us.


Petition to make CVS a recognised Disability


CVS sufferer Charlotte Fovargue has created a petition, please support her by signing it!

Go to the petition


Rare Disease UK

The UK Rare Disease Forum (the group charged with monitoring the implementation of the UK Strategy for Rare Diseases) will be reporting on the progress made in delivering the 51 commitments in the Strategy in time for Rare Disease Day 2018.

As part of the UK Rare Disease Forum’s work in monitoring progress they want to hear from families and patients affected by rare conditions.

Please take a moment to rate your rare disease care. The survey will only take a few minutes and will help us understand if care and treatment for people affected by rare conditions is improving.

Take the survey here.


Rare Diseasers Uk are also holding another initiative:

The Children and Young People’s project aims to make sure that everyone affected by a rare, genetic or undiagnosed condition, no matter their age, has a voice where it matters.

We want to develop a picture of what it means to be a young person living with a rare or undiagnosed condition, or to be a sibling of somebody that is affected. To do this the project will use a range of flexible and fun activities to engage with young people aged between 5-10.

We are also holding an event for young people aged between 11-17 at Birmingham Children's hospital.

Find out more here


Tina West talks about CVS on Radio Stoke

Listen here

and a short video on the BBC which has had thousands of hits

BBC Staffordshire & Cheshire


US Publicity

Chandra Wilson who acts in the US hit show Gray's Anatomy was interviewed about her daughters CVS




Awareness Day March 5th

Lucy Maven, an adult CVS sufferer told her story to the local press.


She was interviewed on Radio Tees

Listen here it starts at 38 minutes

Gary Philipson Show 4/03/17


Please do whatever you can to raise awarenss of CVS




Listen to Dr Sonny Chong on Radio 4

Inside Health

Tuesday 4th October 9pm

or on catch up

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Please consider sending your story and sharing it in our next Newsletter. We really appreciate your input and our members find hearing others experiences very helpful.



Awareness Day page

Thank you to everyone who contributed to last year's Awareness day.

We hope all the CVS societies and supporters around the world had a great day and that we have started something that can only grow and grow and help more and more people.

Have you got your T shirt yet?

Fruit of the Loom brand, heavy cotton. Order from the Awareness page

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Organising an event? We now have a MyDonate page where you can collect funds online, link below - its simple to set up and all money raised comes to the charity- no fees applied.



The UK now has the lowest public spending on scientific research of any G8 country

This is really bad news not just for medical research but every aspect of our economy. Britain has always had a strong science base and in many fields we have led the world. We are world leaders in many fields of research, producing over 10% of global scientific output with only 1% of the global population. It's a really shortsighted move to lose that leadership position. Please support the campaign by

Science is Vital

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Buy Trolley Coins/Keyrings Ribbons and Wristbands to support CVSA

T-shirts can be ordered now! In Stock

see our Awareness Day page

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New: CVSA eBook available on the Apple iBook store for Mac, iPad and iPhone- free

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CVS Voices

Take a look at our new video

This dangerous and ill considered bill has been defeated- for now. It would have legitimised pseudoscientific and purely "quack" treatments. This is good news for everyone but we need to be vigilant and promote evidence based treatments.

Stop the Saatchi Bill

Seen a health claim that's too good to be true? Then Ask for Evidence

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Text Donations to CVSA UK

Just text CVSA10 £XX where X is an amount £2, £5 or £10 to 70070

All medical information on this site has been reviewed by our Medical advisors, 
shown below, people's individual stories on our Experiences pages are their own views and 
do not constitute medical advice.

Our site contains advertising links that help support the
charity. Neither the trustees nor any of our medical advsiers benefit in anyway from these
links and have no commercial links to our advertisers.
Dr Sonny Chong Consultant Paediatrician 
Queen Mary’s Hospital, Carshalton, Surrey
Keith J Lindley BSc (Hons) PhD MB MRCP(UK) MRCPCH  
UCL Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Dr Ishaq Abu-Arafeh, 
Consultant in Paediatrics and Paediatric Neurology Forth Valley Royal Hospital and the 
Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow
Dr Alberto Ravelli
Pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist Brescia University, Italy

Dr Simon Moodie
Consultant Gastroeneterologist
Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust Surrey

Dr Krishnappa Venkatesh 
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Alder Hey Children's Hospital Liverpool

Dr Maureen Lawson
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Great Northern Children's Hospital Newcastle

About CVSA

The information on this site is provided to help you understand CVS and support sufferers
but is not intended to replace any advice from your own health care professional.
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About CVSA
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