The National Neuroscience Advisory Group (NNAG) recently published a report on the priorities in care for people living with neurological conditions following the coronavirus pandemic.
'Lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic' shares the impact of the pandemic on those living with neurological conditions, and the services which support them.
The report was developed using a mixture of qualitative and quantitative data, and highlights:
an estimated backlog of more than 225,000 neurology appointments and 58,000 neurosurgery appointments at the end of 2020
increasing pressures created by a growing number of long-covid patients requiring neurological, neurorehabilitative, and neuropsychiatric support
a general 'slow down' in neurology referrals
a significant impact on the workforce, including a shortage of neuroscience professionals, increasing pressures on the NHS to catch up on the backlog, and supporting the wellness of professionals
exacerbation of pre-existing challenges and strain on services, particularly those facing rehabilitation services
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