24th November 2016

2016 Annual Members' Meeting and AGM

Our Annual Members’ Meeting and AGM took place on Wednesday 23 November 2016 at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Regent’s Wharf, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL.

The event saw a great turn out with over 50 delegates. The meeting brought together chief executives, regional representatives, service users, policy and communication leads and corporate representatives from across our membership to hear the latest news on the current work of the Neurological Alliance.

Here is our summary of the day:

Annual General Meeting

The following matters were approved:

  • Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of Wednesday 23 November 2016
  • The Annual Report and Accounts 2015-16
  • The appointment of H.W. Fisher and Company as the Alliance’s Independent Examiners for the forthcoming year and the 2016-17 accounts

Please see here for the annual report and accounts.

Election of new Chair and Trustees

We are delighted to confirm the election of a new Chair and three new trustees of the Neurological Alliance. The new board members are:

  • Suzanne Dobson, CEO, Tourettes Action (new Alliance Chair)
  • Alice Doyle, CEO, Brain and Spine Foundation
  • Matt O’Neill, Chair, Narcolepsy UK
  • Val Buxton, Director, Parkinson’s UK.

For more information about our new board members please see here.

We would like to thank our outgoing Chair, Steve Ford, for all his hard work and his enormous contributions to the Alliance over the years.

Members meeting

Our afternoon members meeting focused on the topic of mental health for people with neurological conditions. Guests heard from a wide range of speakers, listed below. Please see here for a summary of the day’s presentations.

Members meeting presentations

- Professor Phil Smith, President, Association of British Neurologists

- Chris Naylor, Senior Fellow, King’s Fund. Slide set available here

- Dr Jason Price, consultant, South Tees Regional Neuroscience Centre. Slide set available here

- Ben Walters, carer. Slide set available here

- Professor Adam Zeman, Professor of Cognitive and Behavioural Neurology, University of Exeter. Slide set available here

Following the presentations, guests broke into discussion groups for workshop sessions focusing on issues related to mental health services for people with neurological conditions. These discussions will feed into our forthcoming report on mental health and neurology, expected in early 2017.

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