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January 14, 2022

New Year, Same Challenges: Latest NHS Operational Planning Guidance Sets Out Priorities for The Year Ahead

The latest iteration of NHS improvement priorities and operational planning guidance follows the most challenging two-years in its history. The health service remains under significant pressure with the Omicron variant of coronavirus leading to a Level 4 National Incident being declared.  Our full briefing is available below. Ongoing impact of the pandemic   The ongoing impact […]
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January 13, 2022

Getting It Right First Time in Neurology: a watershed moment in improving services?

The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) in Neurology report makes 26 clear and well-evidenced recommendations aimed at reducing the unwarranted variation in neurology practice and processes throughout England.  The question now is how can we use this evidence to deliver the best possible care to people with neurological conditions?  Recommendations in the GIRFT national report for neurology focus on:  Access to care: the review found significant variation in the range […]
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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 […]