1st February 2016

Neurological Alliance members write to the Secretary of State for Health and The Times

The Neurological Alliance and its member organisations have written jointly to Jeremy Hunt MP, the Secretary of State for Health, following NHS England’s decision not to retain the position of National Clinical Director for Adult Neurology beyond March 2016. The letter explains the importance of national clinical leadership for neurology and calls on the Secretary of State to raise the issue with NHS England in order to find a solution. The letter is available to read here.

In addition, a joint letter from the Neurological Alliance and its members on this issue was published in The Times newspaper on January 31st. The letter is available online here and as a PDF here.

Arlene Wilkie, chief executive of the Neurological Alliance, said: “NHS England’s decision to cut the role of National Clinical Director is a backward step for neurology services and a real blow to patients and families. The millions of people living with neurological conditions must not be treated as an afterthought. NHS England must listen to the voices of patients and think again.”

A full briefing on the issue is available to read and download here. We will continue to update this page with future actions and further information.

Back to top