Demonstrating the case for change

Resources to support local health decisions and to communicate the case for change


The following resources are intended to support good local health decision making, and for those involved to draw upon to evidence the “case for change”



The socioeconomic impact of migraine –  A report by the Work Foundation

The 2018 report assesses the prevalence and socioeconomic impact of migraine on the UK, estimating both the indirect and direct costs attributable to it and exploring the barriers to optimal health and work-related outcomes.  The report includes a series of recommendations which have the potential to reduce migraine’s burden for the benefit of government, employers and the millions of individuals (and their families) in the UK that experience it.

Transforming Community Neurology – Commissioner Guide

Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network (SCN) has launched a commissioning brief for local commissioners, to help them to improve the services provided in community settings to people diagnosed with a long-term neurological condition.

This report contains information on:

  • Identifying the needs and priorities of people living with a long-term neurological condition and their carers
  • Neurology datasets and benchmarking
  • Delivering integrated care pathways
  • Integrating good mental health into care pathways
  • Technologies to enable community care models for long-term neurological condition

The report is in 3 parts:

Headache Services in England – A report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Primary Headache Disorders

The findings of the APPG’s 2014 inquiry into the  delivery of headache care which examines whether opportunities exist to prevent spending wastage, make better use of NHS resources, and to improve the experiences of people with headache in England.

Parity of Esteem for People affected by Neurological Conditions.  Meeting the emotional, cognitive and mental health needs of neurology patients

The  Neurological Alliance presents new research examining current service provision.  The report details care that is characterised by disjointed patient pathways, a lack of coordination and patchy access to specialist neurological mental health services.  Along with the British Psychological Society’s Division of Neuropsychology and a number of leading national organisations including The Migraine Trust to improve services and outcomes for those affected by neurological conditions.