Source MS Trust:
The Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network launches a new report (link is external) calling for improvements in neurological services provided in the community.
The report slams the current provision of care for people with long-term neurological conditions, describing it as unsatisfactory from all perspectives, including those of patients, carers and commissioners (the people who plan and buy services). It draws a picture of care that is centred around institutions rather than patients, and cautions that this lack of integrated care results in delayed access to expert advice, particularly in times of crisis. Read on.