The Brain Tumour Charity

Hi, I am Helen Hills, Operations Manager for the North of the UK on behalf of The Brain Tumour Charity. The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day … Continued

A new era for stroke

The Stroke Association have recently launched A new era for stroke campaign, calling on the Government to renew the national stroke strategy. From an earlier stroke survey, over 45% of stroke survivors said that they feel abandoned once they leave … Continued

Our condition this time is …

Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) is a degenerative neurological condition.  It affects men and women equally, usually between the ages of 50-60 years old, although older or younger people can be affected too. MSA is a rare … Continued

Take a moment

The Stroke Association has launched the ‘Take a moment’ campaign to raise awareness of the link between high blood pressure and stroke.  They are asking people to take a moment to order a free blood pressure information pack. By downloading … Continued

Specialist Advocacy Service

           The Northern Neurological Alliance is delighted to announce the launch of a new specialist advocacy service for people with neurological conditions who are living in Newcastle and Gateshead, funded by the National Lottery through the Big … Continued

Enhancing standards of home care

NNA is coming to the end of the project sponsored by the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria. We have set and tested standards of care and support in the home for people living with … Continued

See it my way diaries

Last year, NNA was awarded a grant from Big Lottery, Awards for All, to support volunteers living with a neurological condition to keep a detailed diary of their experiences and to capture their perspective.  As a result, NNA has produced … Continued

The Invisible Patients

New report reveals the alarming state of neurology services The Neurological Alliance has announced the launch of its new report, The Invisible Patients: Revealing the state of neurology services. Bringing together the findings of the Neurological Alliance’s inaugural quality of … Continued

Patient stories – South Tyneside

A new campaign by the South Tyneside CCG, to encourage residents’ to share their stories about their local health services is underway.  Posters and leaflets will be available from GP practices and pharmacies to encourage local people to feed their … Continued

Carers rights

Our new research shows that 10.6 million people will become carers in the next five years, looking after older, ill or disabled loved ones. Taking on a new caring role can happen quite suddenly and people can be thrown into … Continued