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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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]