Rare conditions framework published

21 January, 2021 | Posted in:

The UK Framework for Rare Conditions, published on 9th January, sets out a four-nations vision for the future of diagnosis, treatment and care for rare conditions. The Framework, released just eight weeks after the Neurological Alliance’s report on the current situation and future needs of those with rare neurological conditions, establishes a collaborative vision to […]

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Interferon beta trialled as COVID-19 treatment

15 January, 2021 | Posted in: ,

Interferon beta, a well known treatment amongst the multiple sclerosis (MS) community, is being trialled as a treatment option for people with coronavirus. The hope is it will stimulate the immune system, priming cells to be ready to fight off viruses. The aim is to treat patients who are hospitalised with COVID-19 in order to […]

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2021 – the year of neurology technology

13 January, 2021 | Posted in:

Technology has never played a more important role in our lives than now, with the changes to our social environment and limitations on interpersonal contact.  The value of digital solutions in helping to facilitate more joined up and responsive working across healthcare practitioners and the people they support is becoming increasingly apparent.  The importance of […]

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Neurodiem, a new digital platform of independent, high-quality scientific content for UK neuro practitioners

16 December, 2020 | Posted in:

With the non-stop influx of scientific data in neurology, healthcare professionals often struggle to stay up to date on the latest developments by searching through multiple journals and pouring through lengthy articles in search of new advances. To address the challenge, Biogen Inc. established a single, online platform that aggregates high-quality scientific content in 18 […]

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Evolving education – our response to changing needs

16 December, 2020 | Posted in:

The entire MasterClass has evolved in response to the changing requirements of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are proud of the way we have adapted our innovative and participative sessions. Virtual attendees are encouraged to use sli.do to send in questions and join in with case study discussions, accessible via either our built-in online log-in area or […]

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Neurological Alliance pleas for parity of priority in rare neuro conditions

13 November, 2020 | Posted in:

Neurological Alliance released a new report this month highlighting the need for parity of priority for those living with a rare neurological condition. The comprehensive report, ‘Out of the Shadows‘, outlines the current situation for those living with a rare neurological condition, highlighting that the world ‘rare’ may be misleading with one in 17 people […]

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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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