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New report from The Neurological Alliance shows the number of neurological cases are increasing

Posted on 11 March 2019 by Helen Robbins

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Its Brain Awareness Week, and with more than one in six people living with a neurological condition, huge improvements are required by the health and care system to ensure the needs of this growing patient group are met.

The Neurological Alliance is the collective voice for 80 organisations campaigning together to transform outcomes for people with neurological conditions.  Tourettes Action work closely with The Neurological Alliance, and we have recently been asking the TS community to complete a patient experience survey because without good data it is difficult to know whether services and treatments are leading to improved outcomes. Or the extent to which the care system is meeting the needs of patients.  The patient survey is running until the end of March, you can complete it here

The Chief Executive of The Neurological Alliance, Sarah Vibert says:

"Our latest Neuro Numbers report shows that the number of people living with neurological conditions has grown over the last five years and will continue to increase. We were dismayed to find that the NHS Long Term Plan did not mention the word ‘neurology’. What is needed is increased awareness of neurological conditions among those responsible for planning services. But without any national neurological priority, many of the measures set out in the NHS Plan that have the potential to ensure people with neurological conditions are better supported may not bring about the changes needed."

To read the full report on Neuro Numbers 2019 visit The Neurological Alliance website


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