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NeuroLifeNow app - Help Shape The Future of Neural Care
August 17, 2022

Expanding data and reaching seldom-heard voices: help take NeuroLifeNow to the next level

The Brain and Spine Foundation and The Neurological Alliance have been running the NeuroLifeNow app together for the past year. It’s a platform to support people with neurological conditions to share their stories and gather real-time data around their experience of care, treatment, support and daily living. Neurological Alliance Trustee and Brain and Spine Foundation […]
A group of people discussing mental health. The man in the centre has a serious expression while the others look supportive.
July 27, 2022

Recognising mental wellbeing needs: our response to the Government’s mental health and wellbeing call for evidence

Mental health and wellbeing affect us all, but don’t affect us all equally. People with neurological conditions are more likely to need mental health support than those without. While this is also true of people with other long-term health conditions, there is a unique, complex and often poorly understood interplay between the physical and the […]
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 […]