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July 28, 2021

Making the Health and Care Bill work for people with neurological conditions

The Health and Care Bill presents an important opportunity to bring about much needed improvements to the health and care services that many people with neurological conditions rely on. If designed and delivered properly, the integration agenda at the heart of the Bill could make it easier for people with neurological conditions to access joined […]
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July 20, 2021

UPDATE: 12–15-year-olds with “severe neuro-disabilities“ to be offered COVID-19 vaccine

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have advised that some children aged 12 and over who are at increased risk of serious illness from COVID-19 should be offered the vaccine. Those identified by the JCVI as being eligible for the vaccine include children aged 12 and over with severe neuro-disabilities, Down’s syndrome, immunosuppression […]
July 12, 2021

Building back better – Neurological Alliance priorities for the coming year

We are beginning a new financial year here at the Neurological Alliance and have refreshed our business plans for the next 12 months. It has never been more important for the neurological community to come together to improve treatment, care and support. And we have some exciting plans for the coming year to help do just that.
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June 23, 2021

Neurological Alliance: Collaboration is vital in implementing new Health and Social Care Data Strategy

The Neurological Alliance welcomes many of the commitments outlined in the Department of Health and Social Care’s draft data strategy published on 22nd June 2021. However, more needs to be done to ensure that people with neurological conditions and their support groups are directly involved in shaping these initiatives – we will be working with […]
November 25, 2021

Reasons to be a radiator

Georgina Carr, Chief Executive, outlines her hopes for the new year: Like many of us, I’ve found this year to be incredibly difficult. The impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic seem to be relentless. People, communities and services are incredibly resilient, but have been tested as never before. At our AGM last week, our wonderful speaker, […]
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November 16, 2021

Alliance urges NHS England and NHS Improvement to appoint a national clinical director for neurology

The Neurological Alliance has written an urgent letter – backed by over 30 groups supporting people with neurological conditions – to the NHS England and NHS Improvement Medical Director, Professor Steven Powis, calling for the appointment of a National Clinical Director (NCD) for neurology. The call comes as the NHS in England is undergoing substantial […]
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November 15, 2021

Government announces £375 million investment in neurodegenerative conditions research

On Sunday (14th November) the government announced £375 million of investment over the next five years to fund projects to  improve our understanding and treatment of a range of neurodegenerative conditions, including Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Parkinson’s disease dementia and Lewy’s Body dementia. The announcement comes after the success of the United to End MND […]
October 26, 2021

Your experiences matter: why My Neuro Survey is so important

Sam Mountney, Policy & External Affairs Manager at The Neurological Alliance, shares his thoughts: There is a real opportunity to bring about much-needed improvements to the care and support available to people with neurological conditions, but we can’t do it without you. We need your help to know what is happening on the ground in […]
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October 25, 2021

We want you! My Neuro Survey is now open

People living with neurological conditions across the UK are being asked to take part in the largest neurological survey to help improve vital services and support. The Neurological Alliance – a leading coalition of over 70 charities working to transform quality of life for people with neurological conditions – runs My Neuro Survey every two […]
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September 8, 2021

Government announces plans to tackle NHS waiting lists and social care crisis

The UK Government has announced plans to reform health and care, in a bid to reduce elective care waiting lists in the NHS and address the ongoing crisis in social care. The plans include a new ‘Health and Care levy’, which the Government estimates will raise an additional £12 billion per year on average to […]