Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 30th December 2021.

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Photo of Margaret Ferrier Margaret Ferrier Independent, Rutherglen and Hamilton West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to work with neurological charities and patients to restore and improve neurology services.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Department and NHS England and NHS Improvement work with the National Neurosciences Advisory Group (NNAG), a neurological collaborative group of professional bodies, patient groups and national and local policy and commissioning leads, to design and deliver plans to improve neurological care. This includes the Neurological Alliance which is comprised of 70 charity partners.

The NNAG has engaged with patients, patient groups and charities, clinicians, expert bodies, and commissioners in order to address the challenges faced by neurology services. The NNAG has published ‘Lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic’, which sets out the pandemic’s impact on neurological care and how the healthcare system can begin to recover services.

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