12th May 2009

Engaging with NHS Choices: Improving Communication and the Quality of Neurological Information

Time: 10.30am to 2pm

Venue: The Conference Room, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ

NHS Choices is keen to improve the quality and relevance of the information they provide on neurological conditions and services for people with those conditions. They also want to ensure that they are providing links to all relevant patient organisations and reaching as many people with neurological conditions as possible. It is not possible for NHS Choices to work directly with every patient group, so they have asked the Alliance to act as an information conduit.

This programme is your organisation’s opportunity to help shape this work, and to raise the profile of neurological conditions and of the organisations (like you) that support those affected by them. During this programme, your organisation will have the opportunity to:
• advise on the revision of relevant content, particularly the Health A-Z section* http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Pages/bodymap.aspxp ; and
• form on-going links with NHS Choices to strengthen the way that you provide information to your members.

On 12 May, NHS Choices, in association with the Neurological Alliance, are hosting a free information event for all Neurological Alliance member organisations. At this event you will be able to learn about ways that your organisation can take better advantage of NHS Choices, including some ways that NHS Choices can assist you in return for linkage.

If you would like to attend this event or get involved in this programme of work, please e-mail Tahani Saridar at the Alliance or call 020 7566 1540. For more detailed information on the event visit the Neurological Alliance Events page.

Visitors on the day will have the opportunity to directly discuss collaboration with representatives of NHS Choices and the Neurological Alliance.

Lunch will be included and a free tour of the museum is also available to delegates.

  • It’s important to note that NHS Choices always retain editorial control of content and ownership of content and no patient group has a right of veto over content.

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