ABN highlight emerging neurology workforce crisis

4 March, 2020 | Posted in:

New data published by the Association of British Neurologists (ABN) shows that the UK’s workforce of consultant neurologists is significantly lower than might be expected. In comparison to France and Germany, our workforce is considerably lower, even in London and the surrounding areas where ratios of patient to consultant are better.  The ABN conducted a […]

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Bionic Neurons Could Replace Failing Brain Circuits

10 December, 2019 | Posted in:

Artificial neurons are being developed which could be implanted into patients with failing brain circuits. This revolutionary process could help patients overcome paralysis, alzheimers and even the aging process. The bionic neurons are capable of interacting with the healthy nerve cells, receiving and processing electrical signals before sending new signals out to the rest of […]

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Northern Ireland neurology waiting lists under pressure

18 October, 2019 | Posted in:

‘The number of people waiting for a first neurology outpatient appointment has more than doubled in Northern Ireland in the past four years’, reported the BBC last week.  The information produced as the result of a review of neurology services in Northern Ireland, found that 19,376 people are currently waiting for a first appointment in […]

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Health and wellness could revolutionise management of long term neurological conditions

9 September, 2019 | Posted in:

The latest emphasis in health and fitness circles has been on measuring, not our lifespans, but our ‘healthspans’. A societal effort to do the same might well present a possible solution to our growing healthcare challenges, and could revolutionise the way we manage neurological conditions. The latest edition of the British Journal for Neuroscience Nursing […]

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NHS RightCare progressive neurological conditions toolkit launches

27 August, 2019 | Posted in:

A new toolkit has just been published to help healthcare systems better understand the priorities in care for people living with various progressive neurological conditions. Currently, those living with progressive neurological conditions are experiencing: delays in diagnosis and treatment,  fragmented and uncoordinated services,  limited availability of neurospecialist rehab and reablement and  a lack of psycho–social […]

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NHSE elective care handbooks now available

26 August, 2019 | Posted in:

This summer, NHS England has published a series of handbooks setting out best practice and ‘how-to’ solutions for each of the 14 high-volume elective care specialties that RightCare have identified as their focus.  The NHS RightCare programme, which works locally with systems to present a diagnosis of data and evidence across that population, believes that […]

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Latest patient experience findings are presented by the Neurological Alliance

9 July, 2019 | Posted in:

Today, the Neurological Alliance launched the report from their 2018/19 National Neurology Patient Experience Survey The report: Neuro Patience; was chosen with intended irony – the results show that the experience of people with neurological conditions remain poor. The main message in the report is that care and support for people with neurological conditions should […]

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