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The Neurological Alliance, which is an umbrella group of 80 organisations across the country, recently released its report into The Invisible Patients: Revealing the state of neurology services.
Over half of patients find problems in trying to access neurological services or treatment. This report identifies why this is the case, by highlighting significant concerns over how the NHS commissions neurological services. For example:
only just over a quarter of all Clinical Commissioning Groups try to assess the frequency of neurological conditions in their area.
The report recommends that all Clinical Commissioning Groups must obtain this information and patient feedback, but also collect:
Commenting on the report, the Neurological Alliance’s Chief Executive Arlene Wilkie said,
‘For too long, people living with neurological conditions have been the ‘invisible patients’, often marginalised by a system that doesn’t understand their conditions or their needs. This has to change.’
Our specialist brain injury solicitors find that the provision of neurological services can be very patchy and often our clients would not get the treatment they deserve without the provision of private rehabilitation, which we are able to obtain as part of their claim. We can only hope that the Neurological Alliance’s report provides increased focus on patients who, too often, are not seen by the system.
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