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  • Our News
    in action playing a game that leads to detecting prostate cancer in hospital urine samples faster than a machine equivalent to one drop of blood in two olympic sized swimming pools I was fascinated by the science I am so impressed with the team that I told them that over the next twelve months I d like to up my 5000 raised so far to the 11 000 needed to train one puppy And they re going to allow me to name the next one after my late dad Looking forward to introducing the world to the Detector Dog named Derek Seriously I am delighted to be part of the team and am working on the next event a nationwide virtual pub quiz More info on www debbieflint com follow me debbieflint for updates Can you help us with gathering training samples for our amazing dogs Are you based in the Cheshire Manchester West Yorkshire area have a GCP qualification and experience of working with informed consent in a compassionate manner If you have a few hours of an evening and weekend your own transport and can help us collect samples approximately a couple of times a month from around the Cheshire Stockport areas for training purposes for our dogs please contact dawn taylor medicaldetectiondogs org uk Medical Detection Dogs takes part in ITV s Secret Life of Twins Click here to watch the video Bedbug Detection Service It is with regret that Medical Detection Dogs has had to take the difficult decision to close its bedbug detection service The charity is growing quickly and has a significant number of high profile cancer detection research projects about to start as well an increasing demand for Medical Alert Assistance Dogs These need to be our first priority Medical Detection Dogs thanks all its customers for their support TV treasure Kate Humble becomes Medical Detection Dogs ambassador Photograph by Clare Richardson Television presenter Kate Humble best known for her wildlife programmes such as Countryfile and Springwatch has joined charity Medical Detection Dogs as an ambassador Kate Humble first visited the Medical Detection Dogs centre in May She commented I was utterly blown away by my day at Medical Detection Dogs The work they are doing is extraordinary and although of course it sounds cliché truly life changing Dr Claire Guest s story is incredible and her unshakeable belief in what she is doing and how she and her team are continuing to push boundaries and defy scepticism left me in awe Kate added I was delighted to be asked to be an ambassador for Medical Detection Dogs and had no hesitation in agreeing Dr Claire Guest commented I could not be more delighted that Kate Humble has agreed to become an ambassador for us Not only is she a highly respected wildlife expert but she is also a much loved national figure and will be a huge asset to our charity We are so glad she will be joining our other lovely ambassadors Lesley Nicol and Gill Wright in getting the word out about the charity and the ways in which it could save thousands of lives The ID Band Company A medical ID band will assist the first response team with the important information about your medical condition in the event of an emergency The ID Band Company are the largest UK stockists of Medical ID Bands and are proud to support Medical Detection Dogs with an exclusive donation offer from your purchase of their product range Buy Today Help US Make A Difference A 15 Donation From Every Purchase Visit www theidbandco com Do you have a chest freezer The Medical Alert Assistance Dog department are in urgent need of a chest freezer in which to store breath samples for training Please contact anne mills medicaldetectiondogs org uk if you have one you could donate to us Aylesbury Vale Community Chest Medical Detection Dogs is incredibly grateful to the Aylesbury Vale Community Chest for their continued support and grant of 10 000 which was awarded in January 2014 The funding has been used towards the salary cost of a full time Volunteer Co Ordinator at Medical Detection Dogs The role is focussed on the recruitment retention and management of our volunteer network who support the work of the Charity Without the help of the Aylesbury Vale Community Chest over the past few years Medical Detection Dogs would not have achieved so much and we would like to thank them for their generosity and guidance Duchess takes on the Duchy in the battle of the royal honeycombs The Prince of Wales who sells Highgrove Honey made on his Duchy Home Farm is competing against the Duchess of Cornwall to conquer the market Duchess s own honey is limited to just 250 jars selling for 20 each with 100 per cent of proceeds being donated to the Medical Detection Dogs Read more at Telegraph online Southern Golden Retriever Society Photograph by Rob Menter A huge thank you to members of the Southern Golden Retriever Society who have raised a fantastic 5850 from events organised over the past year in support of Medical Detection Dogs The Society s Fundraiser David Wimsett together with Sue Ashley Deputy Chairman of the SGRS presented the cheque to Dr Claire Guest at the Medical Detection Dogs stand at Crufts Many of the dogs from the Society s Golden Retriever Display Team also lent a paw Dr Claire Guest on Woman s Hour Listen to Dr Claire Guest speaking with Jenni Murray on BBC Radio 4 Woman s Hour on 13th February 2015 Click to listen Medical Detection Dogs co founder Dr Claire Guest wins British Citizen Award Claire Guest with Baroness Cox and Duncal Slater Dr Claire Guest co founder and director of Medical Detection Dogs has been awarded a British Citizen Award for her charity s life saving work in the management of long term illnesses and the research into early cancer detection Dr Guest commented

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  • Supporter News
    cause suggested by Mr Cross a Director at Wintles Plumbing Heating We used to buy bottles of wine as Christmas gifts for clients and then decided that instead of doing something that is so quickly forgotten we would donate the money to a good cause instead said Ben Fountain The Southern Golden Retriever Society sponsored walk raises 3000 The Southern Golden Retriever Society who are supporting Medical Detection Dogs for a third year organised a sponsored walk on Sunday 5th October to raise funds for the charity Over sixty dogs and handlers enjoyed a good walk in Lullingstone Country Park Kent and managed to raise a magnificent 3000 Extra energy for both dogs and handlers was provided by Fyffes who donated a few hundred bananas and Pets at Home who supplied plenty of dog treats The SGRS Fund Raiser David Wimsett was absolutely delighted with amount raised for Medical Detection Dogs and says that the charity is so relevant to the SGRS as it strives to enhance the amazing capabilities of a dogs senses to bring medical benefits to humans in so many ways The Barking Mad TrickForATreat Dog Challenge Barking Mad Dogs Raise Money Showing Off Tricks On Social Media We ve had the Ice Bucket Challenge and it s getting a little cold for that now however have you heard of the latest craze to hit social media It s the TrickForATreat Dog Challenge Whether it s a great howling voice a high five rolling over or playing dead the dog loving British public can t get enough of seeing their furry friends special talents even if they wouldn t make it beyond the first round in Britain s Got Talent Dreamt up by the Barking Mad Ltd team who love dogs and want to raise money for a great cause Medical Detection Dogs and have a great laugh at the same time participants simply video their best friend s special talent and then upload the result whilst nominating their dog pals and donating by text or internet Donations can be made by texting BARK49 1 to 70070 or by following the JustGiving link https www justgiving com TrickForATreat GE Product Support Engineering 3 Peaks Trek Scafell Pike We were lucky to have arranged our Scafell Pike walk during the one of the finest Septembers since 1960 and the only thing we really had to worry about was dehydration and wild sheep Striding off from the car at 8 30am we soon made it over a bridge and started our climb to Styhead Tarn Setting up respectable pace we quickly put on some height and before we knew it the terrain flattened out and we had reached the tarn This was our first opportunity to stop and take on some water Except for Nick who plumbed in to the handy tank in his backpack had no need for such nonsense Marching on past the lake we encountered a stretcher box the presence of which was strangely comforting and

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  • The Sniff Magazine
    NEWS EVENTS Our News Supporter News The Sniff Magazine Events Challenge Events Canter for a Cure Media Coverage FAQs CONTACT US How to find us Speaker Request Event Attendance DONATE News Our News Supporter News The Sniff Magazine Events Canter for a Cure Tweets by MedDetectDogs The Sniff Magazine Summer 2015 Edition Download pdf Autumn Winter 2014 Edition View online Spring Summer 2014 Extra Edition View online Spring Summer 2014

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  • Events
    Administration Speakers Regional Groups Apply to volunteer NEWS EVENTS Our News Supporter News The Sniff Magazine Events Challenge Events Canter for a Cure Media Coverage FAQs CONTACT US How to find us Speaker Request Event Attendance DONATE News Our News Supporter News The Sniff Magazine Events Canter for a Cure Tweets by MedDetectDogs Events March 2016 Crufts 10 13 March 2016 The NEC Birmingham Visit us in Hall 3 stand

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  • Canter for a Cure
    Donate Puppy Sponsorship Puppy Naming Raise money for us Recycling Challenge Events Pay for a starter kit Legacy Our Supporters Vale Lottery VOLUNTEER Puppy Socialisers Fundraisers Administration Speakers Regional Groups Apply to volunteer NEWS EVENTS Our News Supporter News The Sniff Magazine Events Challenge Events Canter for a Cure Media Coverage FAQs CONTACT US How to find us Speaker Request Event Attendance DONATE News Our News Supporter News The Sniff Magazine Events Canter for a Cure Milton Keynes Eventing Centre Buckinghamshire MK19 7HQ We would like to say thank you on behalf of everyone at Medical Detection Dogs for your fundraising efforts This years event was a great success raising over 32 000 to support our Cancer Detection Dog team and their work with the very early detection of cancer We hope you enjoyed the day and look forward to seeing you again at Canter for a Cure on 19th June 2016 For further information regarding Canter for a Cure please contact operations medicaldetectiondogs org uk Walk the xc course at www mkec co uk coursewalk Home About us Medical Alert Assistance Dogs Cancer Detection Dogs Bio detection Dogs Support Us Volunteer News Careers FAQs Contact us Media Coverage Copyright

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  • Media Coverage
    at Berkshire Motor Show Getreading co uk 4 July 2014 Get revved up for the Berkshire Motor Show on Sunday Express co uk 1 July 2014 What would Ms Patmore say Lesley Nicol reveals all about Downton Abbey Christmas special Walesonline co uk 29 June 2014 This Labrador cross may look a cutey but she s actually a real life super hero The Guardian 27 June 2014 Experience my dog found my cancer Western Telegraph 24 June 2014 Life changing assistance from man s best friend Daily Star Sunday 22 June 2014 Exclusive Downton Abbey bosses ban killing major characters for fear of losing viewers Liverpool Echo 22 June 2014 Version on thefreelibrary com Boxing film will be a hit Scottish Daily Record 21 June 2014 Version on thefreelibrary com I don t believe in following the rules I was over 50 before I found love and became a star MRS PATMORE STAR ON HER NEW LIFE IN HOLLYWOOD EXCLUSIVE Buckingham Winslow Advertiser 15 June 2014 MPs get ready to rock at village festival Dailystar co uk 13 June 2014 Downton Abbey stars join charity fundraiser Express co uk 13 June 2014 Lesley Nicol admits Star Wars producer J J Abrams cried on the set of Downton Abbey Sky News 8 June 2014 How Man s Best Friend Can Detect Disease Cambridge News 5 June 2014 Fun to be had at the East of England Well Being Show on Newmarket s Rowley Mile racecourse this weekend MK News 4 June 2014 Milton Keynes canine community celebrates the success of The Big Doggie Do MK News 28 May 2014 Milton Keynes charity Medical Detection Dogs teams up with will writing service The Sunday Times 25 May 2014 If I collapse a nudge from a little wet nose can save me Thetimes co uk 14 May 2014 The Times Diary TMS Iain Duncan Smith and a hound called Jobi Gove s love for Clegg turns sour and Branson s Virgin Galactic Mail Online 13 May 2014 Dogs are FOUR times better at detecting prostate cancer than traditional tests BBC Ouch 08 May 2014 The dogs that smell breath to monitor diabetes Bath Chronicle 3 May 2014 Dogs could sniff out cancer The Westmorland Gazette 8 May 2014 Kate Winnard Witney Gazette 7 May 2014 High flying fun at May Day Fair in Carterton Somerset Guardian 1 May 2014 Fun day out for your dog at Camerton Village Hall Belfast Telegraph 25 April 2014 How this dog saved its owner s life by warning her she d breast cancer Cambridge News 21 April 2014 Owner of medical detection dog Magic organises Cambridge evening of talks in support of the charity which matched her with her canine life saver Croydon Advertiser 18 April 2014 South Croydon restaurant Chat House fined after refusing diabetic woman entry over assistance dog The Press and Journal 21 March 2014 Doggy doctor Magic s skills will be put to test at event Oxford Mail 14 March 2014 Crufts star

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  • Frequently Asked Questions
    people approach us with a pet dog that is showing signs of alerting to their particular condition If the circumstances are right we will provide support to the client to train their dog and help the dog to become a qualified assistance dog How are dogs trained Dogs are trained using scent and breath samples collected from the client when they are experiencing an episode The dogs are trained to identify the unique odours At what age are dogs trained Dogs are usually ready for advanced training and placement with their new owner at around 18 months old but this depends on the dog and breed as they have to be mature enough to begin the process How do the dogs alert their owners Dog alerts need to be clear and persistent as our clients often have no awareness of an imminent episode The dogs are with their owners 24 7 and alert both during the day and night Dogs are trained to alert by either jumping up and or licking strongly The type of alert will vary depending on the needs of the client How do you ensure the Medical Alert Assistance Dogs are able to get enough sleep when as part of their role they often wake at night to alert their owner Most dogs will sleep between 12 18 hours a day Active assistance dogs will sleep less than sedentary pets as it is thought that dogs have a tendency to sleep when nothing stimulating is happening Dogs also have a much easier time of scheduling their sleep as they are able to simply shift their sleeping time to whatever time is available Dogs have sleep cycles in which they experience periods of quiet restful sleep interspaced with periods of REM rapid eye movement sleep Dogs cycle through the various stages very quickly 15 minutes compared to humans 90 minutes This means that they are well suited to interrupted sleep patterns How much does it cost to train a dog The total cost of training a Medical Alert Assistance Dog is 11 200 The total cost of training a Cancer Detection Dog is 7200 with an ongoing monthly cost of 600 How accurate are Medical Alert Assistance Dogs We regularly monitor the performance of all our Medical Alert Assistance Dogs collating data of the alerting behaviour exhibited by the dog and calculating true alerts and false positives The partnership does not qualify until alerting accuracy reaches 90 or above with a false positive rate of 10 or less At Medical Detection Dogs we ensure all our dogs are closely monitored for alerting performance behaviour and their effect on the individual s health and wellbeing Our stringent criteria means every client regularly tests their blood and the dog becomes an additional aid alongside continuous careful management of their condition Which associations do Medical Detection Dogs belong to Medical Detection Dogs is a member of Assistance Dogs AD International AD Europe and AD UK and all our dogs are

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  • Contact Us
    by Emma Jeffery Contact us Medical Detection Dogs 3 Millfield Greenway Business Park Winslow Road Great Horwood Milton Keynes MK17 0NP How to find us Please email your enquiry to us using the links below or telephone the number given For general enquiries Telephone 01296 655888 Email operations medicaldetectiondogs org uk Applying for a dog If you are interested in applying for a Medical Alert Assistance Dog or already own a dog that you would like to be considered for Medical Alert Assistance Dog training please contact our Client Support Manager Simone Brainch Telephone 01296 655888 Email applications medicaldetectiondogs org uk Puppy Sponsorship enquiries Telephone 01296 711218 Email anne mills medicaldetectiondogs org uk Marketing and Communications Telephone 01243 839306 Email marketing medicaldetectiondogs org uk If your enquiry is regarding a speaker to visit your group organisation we do request a donation to cover our expenses please contact Telephone 01296 655888 Email dawn taylor medicaldetectiondogs org uk For further information on volunteering for us Telephone 01296 716027 Email volunteering medicaldetectiondogs org uk Press and Media enquiries please contact Beatrice Timpson Media Intelligence Partners Telephone 0203 008 6063 Email beatrice mippr co uk Challenge Events Telephone 01296 655888 Email operations medicaldetectiondogs org

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