April 4, 2024

NHS England Operational Planning Guidance for 24/25 published

Last week, just days before the new financial year, NHS England published its Priorities and Operational planning guidance for 2024/25. You can read the full document here. The document outlines key priorities for NHS spending and focus for the year ahead.  The guidance is important, as it sets out key areas of activity for the […]
April 2, 2024

Neurological conditions leading cause of ill health and disability globally

New research published in The Lancet Neurology has confirmed that neurological conditions are now the leading cause of ill health and disability globally. More than four in 10 of the world population lived with a neurological condition in 2021, approximately 3.4 billion people. 443 million years of healthy life lost Researchers calculated the overall “burden” […]
March 6, 2024

Unpacking the 2024 England Rare Disease Action Plan 

Rare Disease Day 2024 (29/02/2024) saw the publication of the third England Rare Disease Action Plan. Rare conditions are individually rare but collectively common, affecting 1 in 17 people in the UK at some point in their lifetime. Almost half of the 7,000 known rare conditions are neurological. The latest action plan builds on the […]
February 27, 2024

New research shows that implementing existing solutions could reduce the financial impact of neurological conditions by £30 billion

New research released this week shows that neurological conditions are costing the UK 4.3% of its GDP, equivalent to £96 billion a year.1 The report, produced by The Economist Impact Unit and commissioned by pharmaceutical company Roche, suggests that implementing existing interventions could reduce the financial impact of these conditions by £30.8 billion.1 Implementing existing […]
January 31, 2024

Published: new optimal clinical pathways for neurological conditions

New optimal clinical pathways of care have been published for a range of neurological conditions, including epilepsy and neurological autoimmune diseases, and crosscutting pathways for neurogenetics and rehabilitation for adults with neurological conditions. Access the pathways here. The pathways set out what good treatment, care and support looks like. This includes treatment and support for […]
Three people talking animatedly on the set of Our Unique Brain.
January 10, 2024

“Inside Neurology: Our Unique Brain”: national media boost for neurological conditions

The Neurological Alliance has worked with ITN Business as part of their new news-style programme called “Inside Neurology: Our Unique Brain”.  The programme, produced by ITN Business in partnership with Alliance member organisation The Brain Charity, highlights the positive efforts being made to support people living with neurological conditions and their loved ones.  Neurological Alliance […]