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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 […]
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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 […]
August 12, 2021

Guest Blog: Brain Tumour Research Joins The Neurological Alliance

Sue Farrington Smith, Chief Executive at Brain Tumour Research, writes: We are delighted to be joining The Neurological Alliance, particularly as a member of its Research Interest Group, and look forward to finding opportunities for the neuroscience and brain tumour research communities to work more closely together in tackling the challenges that face people with […]
July 22, 2021

Suzanne Dobson, Chief Executive of Tourette’s Action and former Chair of the Neurological Alliance

It is with great sadness to let you know that our former Chair and Chief Executive of Tourette’s Action, Suzanne Dobson, passed away yesterday after a short illness. Our thoughts are very much with her friends and family, who she loved so dearly. Suzanne was Chair of the Alliance from 2016 – 2020, bringing energy […]
July 12, 2021

Over 10,000 people waiting over a year for neurological services, Neurological Alliance analysis reveals

Analysis of NHS data carried out by the Neurological Alliance – a coalition of more than 80 organisations including the MS Society, Parkinson’s UK and MND Association – shows that the number of people waiting over a year for a neurology and neurosurgery appointment has risen by 9000% in just 13 months. In February 2020, 38 people had been waiting for a […]