NeuroFest November 2020: Campaigning for Neuro As Part Of NHS Reset
Our NeuroFest took place from 11th – 18th November 2020 and allowed participants to discuss key topics and to hear from experts, including people living with neurological conditions.
For this final session of NeuroFest we considered how best to ensure neuro gets its fair share as part of the NHS reset and restart of services.
Chair – David Martin, Vice-Chair Neurological Alliance
Hannah Verghese, Programme Manager NNAG
Georgina Carr, CEO The Neurological Alliance
Adrian Williams, Chair NNAG and and the NHSE/I neuroscience CRG
Outcomes and Next Steps
It was clear from the meeting that we, as a neuro community, need to consider our campaigning strategy in more detail. In particular, we need to consider how we engage with emerging commissioning structures for neurological services, how we can develop the best evidence possible to help lobby for change as a sector, as well as the role of the Alliance in ensuring we have the strongest collective voice possible.
We will therefore be undertaking a series of discussions with members in the new year about our collective influencing strategy, and building this into Alliance business plans for 2021-22.