Health and social care

Rare Disease Day 2023!
February 28, 2023

Department of Health and Social Care commits to improved diagnosis and education for rare conditions

A year on from the publication of the first Rare Diseases Action Plan for England, the Department of Health and Social Care has issued a 2023 action plan. This second action plan includes 13 new actions “to ensure that everyone living with a rare disease gets the treatment, care and support they need”. The action […]
January 25, 2023

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care publishes plans for Major Conditions Strategy

Yesterday the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care published a Written Ministerial Statement on plans for a Major Conditions Strategy in England. We welcome the emphasis placed on person-centred care, recognition of the need for services to work together to deliver positive outcomes, and the focus on mental health and ending health disparities.  […]
January 11, 2023

NHS England publishes 2023/24 priorities and guidance

NHS England (NHSE) published their 2023/24 priorities and operational planning guidance on 23 December 2022. The full guidance is available here. The document outlines key priorities for NHS spending and focus for the year ahead.   The guidance sets out 30+ objectives for 2023/24, including: Improving waiting times, access to mental health support Importantly, the guidance […]
December 1, 2022

New clinical leadership to lead transformation in neuroscience 

The Neurological Alliance welcomes the appointment of new national clinical directors in neurology, spinal surgery and neurosurgery announced today. Dr Niranjanan Nirmalananthan, Consultant Neurologist at St George’s Hospital, has been appointed National Clinical Director (NCD) for Neurology. Mr David Cumming, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, East Suffolk & North Essex NHS Foundation Trust has been appointed NCD for Spinal […]
October 17, 2022

Mini budget update: new Chancellor reverses many measures

In a statement today (Monday, 17 October 2022), Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt announced that the Government will no longer be proceeding with many of the tax cuts previously planned. A planned cut to income tax to 19% in April 2023 will no longer go ahead, with income tax remaining at 20% for now. […]
October 12, 2022

Children and young people affected by neuro conditions face difficulties accessing vital services and support

Children and young people affected by neurological conditions are facing difficulties accessing vital services and support, the latest analysis by The Neurological Alliance shows. The Neurological Alliance’s latest analysis of My Neuro Survey data highlights the experiences of children and young people (people under the age of 18) with neurological conditions or suspected neurological conditions. […]