The National Tremor Foundation (or NTF as we are known) is an organisation where we aim to provide help, support and advice to all those living with all forms of tremor irrespective of age.
The NTF was first brought to the UK from the USA in 1992 and in 1994 became a registered charity in its own right (charity number: 1042013).
Each year the NTF holds an annual conference, subsidised by the NTF providing members and friends with the opportunity of not only meeting and spending some time together but also asking a panel of experts’ questions that help with improving quality of life.
The NTF has developed close links with other UK voluntary organisations including the Parkinson’s Disease Society and the Neurological Alliance and also with international organisations including the European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA) and the International Tremor Foundation.
Misguided beliefs and a lack of awareness mean that many people with this condition never seek medical care though most would benefit from treatment. The NTF dedicates this site to the thousands of people in the UK whose lives are affected by tremor.
24 Sep 2015
The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) is pleased to announce proposals are now being accepted from researchers whose investigation addresses the nosology, etiology, pathogenesis, treatment or other topics relevant to essential tremor (ET). The submission deadline for proposals is February 28, 2016. The announcement of the award will take place on June 1, 2016 with the funding period to begin July 1, 2016.
International Essential Tremor Foundation
15 Sep 2015
We are very pleased to announce that Lord Julian Fellowes has kindly agreed to become President of the National Foundation (NTF), a role that he is delighted and honoured to accept.
12 Sep 2015
Deep brain stimulation (DBS), an effective surgical treatment for Essential Tremor (ET), requires test stimulations in the thalamus to find the optimum site for permanent electrode implantation. During these test stimulations, the changes in tremor are only visually evaluated. This, along with other parameters, increases the subjectivity when comparing the efficacy of different thalamic nuclei. Researchers developed a method to quantitatively evaluate tremor during the test stimulations of DBS surgery and applied to 6 ET patients undergoing this treatment, and concluding that quantitative tremor evaluation method is more sensitive than the widely used visual evaluation.
Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering (CDBME)