Local adult neurology services for the next decade: Report of a working party – Royal College of Physicians and the Association of British Neurologists – June 2011

Posted on June 29, 2011. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning, Health Systems Improvement, Neurology |

Local adult neurology services for the next decade: Report of a working party – Royal College of Physicians and the Association of British Neurologists – June 2011
ISBN 978-1-86016-372-2
Royal College of Physicians. Local adult neurology services for the next decade.
Report of a working party. London: RCP, 2011.

Extract from the executive summary:

“Neurological disorders are very common, accounting for about one in ten general practitioner consultations, around 10% of emergency medical admissions (excluding stroke) and disability for one in 50 of the UK population. They include many different conditions of varying severity, some very common and others exceedingly rare, from migraine to motor neuron disease.

Patients require access to different parts of the neurological care pathway at different stages of their illness (acute admission, outpatient care and long-term care). However, these are currently poorly planned and organised. Good management requires better integrated primary, secondary and tertiary resources to achieve a neurology network that is easily accessible, provides local care where appropriate and, when necessary, involves the regional neurosciences centre.”

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