21st December 2017

Neurological Alliance Annual General Meeting 2017

Plenary

Adrian Williams, Professor of Neurology, University Hospitals Birmingham, Chair National Neuro Advisory Group, Chair Neurosciences Clinical Reference Group introduced the day by giving an overview of the national policy context. His slide deck is here

Annual General Meeting

The following matters were approved:

  • Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of Wednesday 22 November 2017
  • The Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17
  • To delegate responsibility for selecting the Neurological Alliance’s Independent Examiners for the forthcoming year and 2017-18 accounts to the Board of trustees.

Please click here for the Annual Report and Accounts.

Please click here for the draft minutes of the AGM 2017

Trustee elections

Two trustees stepped down from the Board:

Amanda Swaine, UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum
Nick Rijke, MS Society

Many thanks go out to them both for their contributions as trustees of the Alliance and we look forward to continuing to work with them in other capacities in the future.

We are very pleased that all other trustees agreed to continue on in their roles for the forthcoming year and we welcome one new trustees to the Alliance:
  • Genevieve Edwards, Director of External Affairs, MS Society

Please see here for more information on our trustees.

Members’ meeting

Our members’ meeting brought together Chief Executives, regional representatives, service users and policy, public affairs and communication leads and corporate representatives from across our membership to discuss the main theme of the day: exploring neurology and primary care.

Chaired by Neil Bindermann from the Primary Care Neurology Society, we heard from a range of speakers including patients, providers, GPs and policy makers. We also ran breakout sessions to discuss what neurology patients want from primary care, and what actions we might take as an Alliance to ensure primary care better met the needs of neurology patients.

Please see below for speaker slide sets:
 Neil Bindermann, Primary Care Neurology Society
 Andrew Leach, Hampshire Neurological Alliance
 Lizzie Printer, Stroke survivor; Volunteer for Brain and Spine Foundation, Stroke Association and RNIB.
 Don Reading, Director of Policy, National Voices
 Prof Leone Ridsdale, Professor of Neurology and General Practice, Kings College London
 Sarah Marsh, Long Term Conditions Clinical Policy and Strategy Unit, NHS England
 Julie Riley, Programme Director, The Walton Centre Van Guard

Please see here for a round up of the discussion.

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