neurological conditions

June 1, 2022

NHS England and NHS Improvement publish roadmap for delegation of specialised services

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) have set out their plans to delegate responsibility for a range of services to an ‘Integrated Care System’ (ICS) level. This means that many services that are currently planned and commissioned at a national level (i.e. specialised) will now be planned and commissioned at a regional level. The ‘Roadmap […]
May 31, 2022

NHS England and NHS Improvement to appoint new National Clinical Directors for neuroscience

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) have confirmed they will appoint new National Clinical Directors (NCDs) for neurology, and neurosurgery and spinal surgery. A long time coming The roles are an important step in tackling the significant unwarranted variation in treatment, care and support for the 1 in 6 living with a neurological condition in […]
A group of people discussing mental health. The man in the centre has a serious expression while the others look supportive.
April 13, 2022

Improving mental health: join us in responding to the Government’s call for evidence

We welcome the Government’s call for evidence to develop a 10 year plan to improve mental health for everyone across the UK. Help make sure the neurological community is represented and join us in submitting a response. We know that living with a neurological condition, or caring for someone who does, can affect every part […]
Older woman struggling to walk between parallel bars
April 6, 2022

Providing insight, working together: driving the neurology agenda forward in 2022

David Martin, The Neurological Alliance’s Chair of Trustees and CEO of MS Trust, writes: I recently met Sally. She is living in pain. Sally is struggling to walk and struggling to work. Her appointment to see a neurologist is months away. Sally is one of the 176,000 people with existing or suspected neurological conditions whose […]
February 28, 2022

England Rare Conditions Action Plan falls short on mental health

The Department of Health and Social Care have published the first Rare Diseases Action Plan for England, coinciding with Rare Disease Day on Monday 28 February 2022. The plan sets out the Government’s plans to improve the speed of diagnosis, access to genetic testing and how they assess access to medicines for rare conditions. The […]
February 23, 2022

Clinicians and patient groups call for mandatory review of neurology care

The National Neuroscience Advisory Group (NNAG) is calling on NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) to audit neurology services and implement a standardised set of outcome measures. Using standardised outcome measures would allow a more accurate understanding of access and experiences of care and how services are delivered across England. This would make it easier […]