About the booklet
"Getting the best from Neurological Services in Gloucestershire"
If you have been recently diagnosed with a neurological condition you are probably experiencing all sorts of uncomfortable feelings.  This booklet contains the answers to many of your questions.  It tells you how to go about finding local information and how to get the attention of organisations and individuals who can help you.

It is available free of charge to anyone in Gloucestershire with an interest - not just patients but also their relatives, carers, healthcare professionals, volunteer workers and so on.
It was written using information originally provided by the NCS Gloucestershire Reference Group with the assistance of NHS Gloucestershire, GUiDE and PALS, and volunteer representatives of the MS Society, MNDA and Parkinson's UK.  Hundreds of Gloucestershire people living with many different neurological conditions contributed to define the issues and to provide facts and opinions.  The booklet is now maintained by GlosNA and the third edition was published in September 2016.
Printing costs have been covered by contributions from the Barnwood Trust, MNDA Gloucestershire, Headway Gloucestershire, Irwin Mitchell and the MS Society's Cheltenham & North Cotswolds and Gloucester & Forest Of Dean branches. 

How to get your copy of "Getting the best from Neurological Services in Gloucestershire"

Read it on-line The booklet is available for on-line browsing here.  This is by far the easiest way to use the booklet if you are comfortable with screen readers.  You can zoom the pages for ease of reading and the links in the document to other web sites (charities, NHS, social services etc.) become live when you hover the mouse over them.
Download a PDF Right-click here to download a PDF of the latest version.
Pick up a hard copy Get a copy from any GlosNA member, your GP surgery, a specialist nurse, a hospital neurology department or a neurological charity branch officer.
Hard copy by post We can send copies by post on receipt of a strong self-addressed envelope (at least 154 x 215 mm please) and £1.27 in stamps.  Send them to: GlosNA Booklet, 30 Whaddon Road, Cheltenham GL52 5NA.  Please include a note of your email address in case of any difficulty.

Information changes all the time.  Web links and telephone numbers change, government and local initiatives render old services obsolete and create new ones, people change jobs or retire and new people take up the reins.  New services, new charities and new local government departments may mean that we need to post new information on the web site and put it in the booklet when it's reprinted.  We rely on readers to keep us up-to-date.  If you know of any changes or additions we need to make, please send an email to and we will make sure your information is visible to all users.

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