Neuro15 Reports
Churchdown Community Centre - 16th June, 2015

neuro15 was the first GlosNA forum on the availability, efficiency and quality of the services provided to Gloucestershire people affected by neurological conditions. We hope it will become an annual event.

70 people participated in the forum, 32 of them representing neurological charities and 17 representing NHS Gloucestershire.  Four of the county's lead commissioners for neurological services were also present.

It was an opportunity for Gloucestershire people affected by neurological conditions, their carers and family members, and representatives of the charities that support them to participate in free and open discussions with the commissioners about the issues that affect them.

neuro15 was also an opportunity to introduce GlosNA to some of the neurological charities that are not currently represented in GlosNA - we hope they will continue to support us.

GlosNA's outgoing chairman David Stokes introduced proceedings and Dr Jean Waters spoke about the history, aims and purpose of GlosNA. 

Dr Hein Le Roux, Clinical Commissioning Lead with a special interest in neurology, and Hannah Williams, Health and Social Care Commissioning Manager, each made presentations demonstating their passion for raising the profile of neurological issues within NHS Gloucestershire.

The introductory presentations were followed by simultaneous 'round-table' sessions on each of the three issues identified by GlosNA as being the most critical for the county's neuro patients.  Reports on the sessions are available via the following links:

  Integrated Care Services Respite Wheelchair Provision  
© Gloucestershire Neurological Alliance 2014, 2015