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 […]
January 8, 2021

NICE Quality Standard on suspected neurological conditions published

Today the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published its ‘Suspected neurological conditions: recognition and referral‘ Quality Standard. The Standard is intended to support more effective and timely diagnosis of people with possible neurological conditions, and contain six areas for specific improvement and information about how these may be measured. The Standards […]
December 21, 2020

Parliamentarians hear from people with neurological conditions about how they have been impacted during the pandemic

This month, Parliamentarians from five All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) on different neurological conditions came together to hear about how services for people with neurological conditions have been impacted during COVID-19, with a particular focus on rehabilitation. The session was jointly coordinated by the APPG secretariats, Parkinson’s UK, MS Society, SUDEP Action, MND Association, Epilepsy […]
July 7, 2020

People with neurological conditions have missed out on vital treatment and support

Today the Neurological Alliance launch the results of their recent survey of more than 1,600 people with neurological conditions, with over 7 in 10 respondents reporting delays to their medical appointments as a result of COVID-19. This means people with long-term neurological conditions could be missing out on the vital assessments and treatment that help them to […]