NNA announces changes to its Board

NNA is delighted to announce that two new trustees are joining the charity this month. Dawn Cranswick is Chief Executive of the PNE Group which helps people and businesses grow and she is skilled in leadership and change management.  She … Continued

Neurological Alliance national survey

Thanks to everyone who took part in the Neurological Alliance patient experience survey over the last few months. The total number of responses was 6,916 of which 421 were from people living in the North East. Across the country the … Continued

New report – is localism working?

Harnessing patient and public voice in the health and care system should be a key driver of service improvement because needs are better understood. However, a new survey by the Neurological Alliance shows low levels of public engagement with health … Continued

Domiciliary care study

In June this year we updated you on our progress with our domiciliary care study to identify standards of care required by people affected by neurological conditions which is supported by the Academic Health Science Network for North East and … Continued

Local Healthwatch

An important part of the work of the NNA Development Officer is to network with Local Healthwatch across the region to identify how best to campaign for improvements in care for people affected by neurological conditions using these consumer champion … Continued

CQC inspecting GPs in the North East

The Care Quality Commission will be inspecting GPs across the country.  In the North East they will be inspecting GPs covered by Darlington, Gateshead and Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Groups.  The teams will be made up of clinical experts and other professionals. … Continued

The Care Act 2014

With Part 1 of the Care Act 2014 coming into effect in April 2015, it has far reaching change to the provision of care and support. Part 2 comes into effect April 2016 which includes the cap on care costs. … Continued

What’s in the media

Last week BBC 2 filmed a couple with two children about their plan to adapt their home to meet their future needs. Abigail has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and knows that she will eventually need their home to have … Continued

Brain stimulation “helps in stroke”

By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Stimulating the part of the brain which controls movement may improve recovery after a stroke, research suggests. Studies showed firing beams of light into the brains of mice led to the animals … Continued

Parkinson’s – it’s in the genes

Scientists the Parkinson’s UK fund have discovered changes in 3 genes that may affect brain function – including memory and thinking – in people with early Parkinson’s. The discovery, in the journal Brain, has been made by researchers in Cambridge and Newcastle … Continued