NHS reorganisation is important, but must not be a distraction from recovery
Our Chief Executive, Georgina Carr, looks at the NHS White Paper in greater detail. Earlier this month, the Government set out its proposals for the most substantial NHS legislation in nearly a decade in its white paper ‘Working together to improve health and social care for all’. Like so many policy wonks in the sector, […]
Forwards into 2021.
Since the start of the year we have been discussing our priorities as a team for the Alliance and setting objectives for 2021. At the beginning of January we welcomed back Katharine McIntosh as our policy manager and said farewell to Judy who worked so hard during 2020 to cover for Katharine and much more […]
The UK Rare Diseases Framework – New hope, or same-old, same-old?
A blog post by our Trustee and CEO of Ataxia UK, Sue Millman In general, most neurological services for people with ataxia haven’t fared well during the Covid-19 pandemic, and it’s the same right across neurology. Most face-to-face outpatients’ clinics have been cancelled, or changed to telephone appointments or virtual consultations – with serious consequences […]
Returning to work in 2021…
Katharine McIntosh, our Policy and External Affairs Manager, returns to work this month having been on maternity leave since April 2020. Here she writes about her hopes for 2021, and what it feels like to return to work amidst the significant impacts of COVID-19 on people with neurological conditions and the health and care system. […]
My priorities as Chair of the Alliance
Our new Chair and Chief Executive of the MS Trust, David Martin, sets out his priorities for the future of the Alliance and care for people affected by neurological conditions. We will be pumping up the volume at the Neuro Alliance in 2021 so that more people across the neurology sector get to have their […]
Out of the Shadows: our new report launched today on the need for a better deal for people with rare neurological conditions
Dr Wendy Edwards of PSPA tells us how important our new report, Out of the Shadows, is for shining a light on rare neurological conditions, to improve the care and support people with rare neurological conditions receive along the whole care pathway Following nine months of consultation, the rare neurological conditions report, ‘Out of the Shadows’, has […]