Newly diagnosed (click here) or need support?  Call 01883 370214

Can you help us with research?  If, so, please go to the RESEARCH page in the Member’s area.

Can you help us with research?  If so, please go to the RESEARCH page in the Member’s area.

 

COVID-19 Update

 

WE ARE STILL OPEN

FOR MEDICAL ADVICE, CLICK HERE

HOW TO ACCESS NHS SERVICES ONLINE, CLICK HERE

PLEASE READ THESE SUGGESTIONS: Advice for TN Sufferers concerning Face Masks – July 2020

If you would like to renew or have any queries about your membership please call us on 01883 370214

Some Local Support Group meetings are now taking place via Zoom so please do contact the LSG Leaders. 

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of TNA UK.  Dec 2020

 

“I would like to say how much I love your reports which I read with interest in every publication you send”   Sheila

“The pack you sent me was extremely useful – it was well put together and thoughtful information”   Catherine

“A fantastic charity offering help and support to a needy and sometimes desperate sufferer”    Linda

“TNA UK is a remarkable organisation.  Thank you for the help and support that you provide”    Alan

“TNA UK is a brilliant resource for help and advice”     Chris

“TNA UK is a life saver and does so much for people”   Tammy

About TN and TNA UK

TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA is an extremely severe unilateral episodic facial pain that tends to come and go unpredictably in sudden shock-like attacks. The pain is normally triggered, for example by light touch, and is described as stabbing, shooting, excruciating or burning. It usually lasts for a few seconds but there can be many bursts of pain in quick succession.  There can be slight variations of trigeminal neuralgia which require different treatments.

WE ARE the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association UK (TNA UK).  We provide information, support and encouragement to those who suffer this excruciatingly painful condition. Our aim is to raise awareness of TN within the medical community and the general public at large.  As a registered charity, TNA UK is entirely dependent on donations and annual membership fees in order to continue its work.  We receive no funding whatsoever from central Government or corporate organisations.

Latest News

Norfolk support group meeting 8th March

The next online local support group meeting for the Norfolk area is due to take place on Monday 8th March at 10:30am. If you would like to join the meeting please send an email to Wayne Nolan at wayne.nolan@tna.org.uk Wayne Nolan - Norfolk Local Support Group Leader

West Yorkshire support group meeting 4th March

The next online local support group meeting for the West Yorkshire area is due to take place on Thursday 4th March at 7:30pm. If you would like to join the meeting please send an email to Forbes Watson at forbes.watson@tna.org.uk Forbes Watson - West Yorkshire Local...

Recording of online meeting which took place on 11th February 2021.

You can now access the recording of the online meeting which took place on 11th February 2021 via our website. You can find the link to the recording in the Virtual Conferences dropdown in the Publications and General Interest section of the Members Area. Note: This...

Next National online meeting for TNA members – 11th March 2021

TNA's next national online zoom meeting for TNA members takes place on Thursday 11th March at 7:30pm. Dr Giorgio Lambru, Consultant Neurologist at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ hospital, London will be presenting at this meeting. If you are a member of TNA and opted into...

Nottingham TNA Support Group Meeting February 2021

The fourth meeting of the Nottingham TNA Support Group took place on the 6th of February run by John Vanhegan with Helen Clayton as host. Seven attended – including one new face. Much good news was reported all round. It seems that Lockdown seems to have lowered...

Robert Coveney’s Conference Handout

You can now find Robert Coveney's slides from the virtual conferences on 28th January and 4th February 2021 in the Virtual Conferences dropdown in the Publications and General Interest section of the Members Area.

Latest on Biogen Drug Trial

Biogen BIIB074 (vixotrigine) trigeminal neuralgia Phase 3 studies are not yet recruiting. Further information can be found at https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03637387?cond=trigeminal+neuralgia&draw=4&rank=21 and...

Participants needed for The TRINCOS Study

Defining Core Outcome Sets in Trigeminal Neuralgia TN sufferers required for a Trigeminal Neuralgia study. Participants will receive £30 for taking part in the online focus group. Please continue reading for further information and email carolina.venda-nova@nhs.net to...

NEW Young Person’s Support Group

Mollie Dyer, one of our members, was diagnosed with TN at the age of 14. With personal experience of trying to manage her TN with medication and then having an MVD, Mollie is keen to support other young people through their journeys with this condition. If you are...

New Local Support Group – West Yorkshire

We are pleased to announce that TNA member Harry Smith has volunteered to lead a local support group in West Yorkshire. The first meeting of the West Yorkshire group will take place early 2021, conducted via Zoom. If you would like to take part, please email Harry on...