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Neurological conditions work programme

What is the programme and its aims?
The focus of the programme is to improve services for people with neurological conditions region wide. We aim to address this by:
  • Identifying shortfalls in service provision and developing neurology community multidisciplinary team models.
  • Launching our commissioning guidance for community rehabilitation for people with long term and neurological conditions.
  • Upcoming epilepsy work programme - developing minimum standards and working with the East Midlands Ambulance Service to reduce conveyances to A&E post seizures.
  • Evaluating the provision of epilepsy services in the East Midlands to develop recommendations for improvement.
Why is the programme required?
In the East Midlands there are a number to challenges to address in neurology services such as long delays in receiving diagnosis, lack of access to information and fragmented care.

Who are the partners?
  • East Midlands Ambulance Service
  • Clinical commissioning groups
  • Mental health trusts
  • Acute trusts
  • Community trusts
  • Local authority organisations
  • Health Education East Midlands
  • East Midlands Academic Health Science Network
  • East Midlands Clinical Research Network (NIHR)
  • East Midlands NIHR CLAHRC
  • Public Health England East Midlands
  • East Midlands Leadership Academy

How are we making a difference?

We are:

  • contributing towards NHS England’s Community Neurology Project with the aim of transforming the way health care in the community is commissioned for people with long term neurological conditions. This involves sharing the work that has already been completed within the East Midlands and providing examples of best practice in use in the region.
  • supporting clinical commissioning groups and providers in service development
  • providing local commissioners with a sample service specification and guidance on the best practice for community based neurological rehabilitation.
What’s next?
There will be a further review of the implementation and dissemination of the commissioning guidelines.

What are the key resources?
Who to contact for more information?
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Head of Clinical Network