NNA Notice

The Northern Neurological Alliance is changing its mode of operation.  From 25 November 2016 we will be a volunteer led charity and will no longer maintain a staffed office. For general inquiries please contact: Margaret Stewart (Chair) at margaretstewart5@virginmedia.com Jill … Continued

Gateshead Great Escape

Are you disabled or a carer for someone who is disabled? Do you feel socially isolated? Social isolation can be seen as lacking social contacts, lacking quality or meaningful relationships, or lacking contact or engagement with other people. If this … Continued

Our topic this time is….

What is a brain tumour? Normally our cells reproduce and repair themselves in a controlled way and do not cause us any problems.  However, if this process gets disturbed or disrupted, the cells can begin to grow in an uncontrolled … Continued

Patient experience survey

The Northern Neurological Alliance welcomes the second neurological patient experience survey. The Neurological Alliance has launched its second neurological patient experience survey. The survey aims to collect vital information about the experiences of care received by people affected by neurological conditions … Continued

Moving on Together

Moving on Together is a Big Lottery funded collaboration between Momentum Skills, BrainBox and the Stroke Association.  It will provide continuing support to individuals with any neurological condition including stroke, brain injury, epilepsy and many more. Moving on Together will … Continued

NHS Personal Health Budgets

NHS England has set out its plans to help people manage their own health through more choice and control about the personal care they receive.  They are going to do this through three key schemes, one of which is wheelchair … Continued

Expert by Experience

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) Experts by Experience programme is expanding and is seeking to recruit people.  The type of person they are looking for will have experience of services for older people, services for people who have dementia, or … Continued

Neurology Services in the NHS

The Committee of Public Accounts, an influential parliamentary committee, has stated that neurological conditions are not a priority for the Department of Health and NHS England with services for people with neurological conditions revealed as “not consistently good enough.” With … Continued

Better Care in my hands

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has recently published a report; Better care in my hands: A review of how people are involved in their care.  The report looks at how well people are involved in their own care and what … Continued