The case for change
Resources to support local health decisions and communicating the case for change to commissioners
The following resources are intended to support better communication between health professionals and local health decision makers when demonstrating the case for change.
Headache Services in England – A report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Primary Headache Disorders
The socioeconomic impact of migraine – A report by the Work Foundation
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:
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.