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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 […]
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July 7, 2023

What now for ICSs?

By Georgina Carr, Chief Executive of The Neurological Alliance I recently attended the NHS Confederation Expo, during which there was an empassioned plea from NHS England leaders to stick with Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) (including beyond the next General Election, which has to take place before January 2025). In parallel, the Government also published it’s […]
July 7, 2023

NHS workforce plan’s message on neuro unclear

On Friday, NHS England published its long awaited ‘NHS Workforce Plan’. This is the first time the government has asked the NHS to come up with a comprehensive workforce plan, labelled a “once-in-a-generation opportunity to put staffing on a sustainable footing and improve patient care”. Train, retain and reform The Plan sets out three key […]
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July 5, 2023

#BackThe1in6: coproduction, collaboration and campaigning to create the Neuro Taskforce

The Neurological Alliance’s coproduction group of people affected by neurological conditions has been vital to our work over the last year. They have been a driving force behind the development of the #BackThe1in6 campaign and the petition calling on all UK governments to work together to create a Neuro Taskforce to improve workforce and services […]
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June 27, 2023

Our response to the Major Conditions Strategy call for evidence

Today, The Neurological Alliance is submitting a response to the government’s call for evidence for the Major Conditions Strategy. The scope of the strategy as currently stated neglects to include hundreds of neurological conditions. Our response to the call for evidence addresses this. All members of the Alliance were invited to input into our response […]