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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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June 2, 2021

Neurological Alliance seeks national recovery plan as waiting times soar

Over 10,000 people have been waiting for over a year for neurology or neurosurgery appointments, recent data analysed by the Neurological Alliance has shown. The news comes following a debate in the House of Lords on the impacts of the pandemic on people with neurological conditions and services. The Neurological Alliance has analysed data released […]
NeuroLifeNow app - Help Shape The Future of Neural Care
April 20, 2021

NeuroLifeNow app reveals mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

NeuroLifeNow is a new app that supports people with neurological conditions to share their recent experiences of care via a monthly questionnaire. It provides an invaluable source of up to the minute data of how people with neurological conditions are faring. The app is a joint initiative between the Brain and Spine Foundation and the Neurological Alliance. Mental […]
April 14, 2021

National neurology and neuroscience leaders warn of a perfect storm for services for people with neurological conditions resulting from the pandemic

The National Neuroscience Advisory Group (NNAG) has today launched their report, entitled ‘Lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic: Priorities in care for people with neurological conditions’
February 11, 2021

NHS reform blueprint published

Today sees the publication of a government white paper on an NHS reform aimed at improving service integration. The proposals, if implemented, would put Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) on a legal footing. They would also enable NHS England to delegate or transfer the commissioning of certain specialised services to ICSs singly or jointly, or for NHS England to […]
January 22, 2021

New digital tool to encourage people with neurological conditions to share their experiences

Yesterday the Brain and Spine Foundation and the Neurological Alliance launched a new mobile app and website to support people with neurological conditions to more easily share their experiences of care. The app, ‘NeuroLifeNow’ has been designed in response to service disruptions in neurological treatment, care and support exacerbated by Covid-19. The pilot, which launched […]