Neurology national workshop Birmingham

12 November 2019 9:00am – 4:00pm
TBC, Birmingham, XXX XXX, United Kingdom
Calendar 2019-11-12 09:00:00 2019-11-12 16:00:00 Europe/London Neurology national workshop Birmingham For event information please visit: TBC, Birmingham, XXX XXX, United Kingdom Contact

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We expect a large interest in these events and therefore will need to manage attendance to ensure we have a balanced representation that will allow us to design a model that is representative of different parts of the country. 


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NHS England’s Specialised Commissioning team began a national programme in the Autumn of 2018 aimed at improving specialised adult neuroscience services in England. The work programme will seek to support emerging regional teams as well as Integrated Care Systems in the NHS through establishing ‘what good looks like’ for specialised neuroscience services for a local population. To that end, the programme is working closely with colleagues from other programmes such as the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme and NHS RightCare to capture both provider and clinical insights and support local improvements.


There are two main workstreams to the programme: adult neurosurgery and specialised neurology services for adults.


Specialised neurology

For specialised neurology the aims of this work are to develop a clearer definition of specialised neurology; and improve access to specialist elements of neurology care when required; delivering the right care at the right place and at the right time. We have initially explored three care pathways: multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and neuro auto-immune disease, with a view that learning from these three conditions will help build a future model for specialised care that applies to most other neurology conditions. In the first stage of the programme, clinical working groups were set up to take a whole pathway view of care for people living with these conditions, in order to identify the elements of care that come under specialised commissioning and understand where improvements could be made with these services.


Over the course of the next year, the programme will work with clinicians, patients and local teams and systems to develop and test this future model.


National specialised neurology workshop

To that end, two national workshops to bring together clinicians, patient groups, and local teams will be held on the 21th of November in Birmingham and the 21st of November in London to support design of the model of care. 


Workshop aims:

  • To design a model for specialised neurology that consider:
    • What are the characteristics of the model?
    • What principles will underpin this?
    • What would good governance for these models look like?
  • To understand what works and doesn’t in the current model
  • To gain feedback on the pathways developed to date and their scalability, and 3 additional pathways being developed alongside the programme
  • To get feedback on the elements of specialised neurology or an emerging definition

Who should attend?

We would like a wide range of stakeholders across the field to help us consider and design what a specialised neurology model should look like. This will include but is not limited to:

·       Neurologists

·       CCG / STP / ICS colleagues

·       Clinical nurse specialists

·       Service Managers

·       Rehabilitation specialists

·       GPs

·       Community teams and local services

·       Members of relevant national bodies

·       Relevant third sector organisations

·       Specialised commissioners


If you would like to receive ongoing information about the programme, please register as a stakeholder for the Neurosciences CRG (clinical reference group) on the NHS England website. Neurosciences come under the Trauma Programme of Care.


For any questions about the Specialised Adult Neuroscience Transformation Programme, please email

Questions about this event?

Name: Antonia Drummond


Telephone: 07730375193

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