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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Neuropharmacist faculty member’s project featured in MS Trust publication

11 July, 2019 | Posted in: ,

The MS Trust has just released its fifth issue of ‘MS in Practice’, a valuable resource outlining examples of positive practice and reviewing the practical application of new guidance for those with an interest in multiple sclerosis (MS). This particular issue features an article about the disease-modifying therapy (DMT) cost calculator, developed by neuropharmacist and […]

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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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Mental Health Awareness Week

17 May, 2019 | Posted in:

Mental Health Awareness Week is coming to a close and this year’s focus has been body image. There has also been an abundance of focus on the commonality of mental health issues such as depression and anxiety as well as a renewed encouragement of our society to normalise mental health, to see it in as […]

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The new vision for community pharmacy and its role in the NHS

14 May, 2019 | Posted in:

Real transformation will be needed to fulfil the NHS vision for community pharmacy and its role in healthcare provision for the future, say the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC). Outlined in a video animation, the PSNC highlight the importance of pharmacy’s current work whilst detailing the transformation that community pharmacy is expected to undergo in […]

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A new type of dementia is identified

8 May, 2019 | Posted in:

A team of researchers at the University of Kentucky have identified a new type of dementia, ‘LATE’ which until now may have been being wrongly diagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease. LATE, or limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy, has been linked with the brain protein TDP-43, and may be the dementia type experienced by up to a third […]

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