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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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

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 […]
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June 23, 2021

Consultation: Send in Your Comments on the NICE Rehab Guideline

We are preparing a response to the consultation on the draft guideline on Rehabilitation for Chronic Neurological Disorders Including Traumatic Brain Injury and need your input by 5pm 1st July 2021. All member organisations are invited to leave their comments. If you’d like to take part, please review the consultation documents and respond to the […]